Sarah Montès is passionate about the power of advising to help students reach their full potential and achieve academic success. During the past seven years, she has served as the principle academic advisor for hundreds of Tulane University’s undergraduate students across a wide-range of disciplines. Additionally, she has successfully transformed a variety of advising, retention, and graduation processes.
One program she developed, “MAP- Maximizing Academic Potential,” was an academic success program for students facing loss of scholarship or academic probation. This program is the grandparent of Tulane’s innovative “Tulane Academic Success Center” which now offers professional success coaching, supplemental instruction, tutoring, academic recharge, and other academic support services for a wide range of Tulane’s full-time undergraduate students.
She has also developed a robust system for improving the response of various university units to students who are demonstrating academic risk factors. Montès leads the liberal arts and exploratory advising team, a team of twelve advisors, and has partnered with Amjad Ayoubi and others to integrate career and academic advising, with the aim of achieving “career advising for all,” a holistic approach to advising students from freshman year to senior year. This integration creates a proactive dynamic that guides students to find appropriate and excellent internships and careers in addition to experiencing success in the classroom.