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MSU Denver

Cross-collaborative hub providing ideas and strategies for retention

Focus:

The council has conducted extensive research and worked diligently to identify short- and long-term retention plans that promote the success of MSU Denver students. The council has adapted to the current environment of learning and will be continuously re-evaluating their action plans to promote retention and to support MSU Denver students.

Strategies:

The council has identified three priority  strategies and action items to increase retention efforts for the upcoming year:

  • Faculty & Student Engagement
    • Calling Campaigns
    • Early Alert
  • First Year Retention Increase
    • Student Success Pilot Course
    • Peer Mentor Support
  • Financial Literacy
    • FAFSA awareness and completion initiatives

Contributors:

Co-Chairs

  • Nahum Kisner – Director of Student Support and Retention
  • Jason Janke – CLAS Associate Dean

Members

  • Michael Nguyen – Director of Enrollment Management System and Operations
  • Stephanie Allen – Director of Advising Systems
  • Mark Baccei – Enrollment Management Research Analyst
  • Megan Hughes – Honors Program Director
  • Haley Kline – Online Program Development Manager
  • Gabriella Katz – Department of Earth and Atmospheric Science
  • Ally Garcia – Director of TRIO SSS, CESA
  • Matt Watson – Staff Writer from Marketing & Communications
  • Cipriana Patterson – Budget Director
  • Kevin Zeiler – Chair of the Health Professions Department
  • Megan Scherzberg – Director of Orientation, Transition, and Retention
  • Natascha Ambrose – Assistant Director Student Services
  • Sheryl Zajdowicz – Chair of Department of Biology