Retention Committee

Effective November 2012, the Retention Committee has been reformulated. All questions regarding the retention plan, membership of the retention committee, etc. should be addressed to Dr. Abney in the Provost's Office.

The Retention Committee meets to formulate the retention plan for the University as well as discuss other retention-related items.

2012 - 2013 Retention Committee Members

Lisa Abney, Provost and Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs

Misti Adams, Acting Academic Advisor and Retention Coordinator

Jack Atherton, Faculty Senate President and Assistant Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice, History, and Social Sciences

Joseph Biscoe, Director of LAATTC and Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology

Veronica Biscoe, Director of University Planning, Assessment, & EEO

Reatha Cox, Executive Director of Student Life and First Year Experience

John Dollar, Department Head of Health and Human Performance

Steve Gruesbeck, Director of Service Learning and Instructor in the Department of Psychology

Steve Hicks, Executive Director of Academic and Career Engagement

Steve Horton, Vice Provost and Dean of the College of Arts, Letters, Graduate Studies, and Research

Chris Maggio, Dean of Students and Assistant Provost for Student Life

Curtis Penrod, Director of Institutional Research

Henrietta Pichon, Coordinator of Student Affairs in Higher Education and Faculty Senate Retention Committee Chair

Bill Smith, Director of University Marketing & Branding

Chrystal Woodard, Director of Financial Aid

2012 - 2013 Retention Committee Minutes

July 25, 2012 Minutes

August 1, 2012 Minutes

August 14, 2012 Minutes

August 23, 2012 Minutes

September 6, 2012 Minutes

September 13, 2012 Minutes

September 20, 2012 Minutes

September 27, 2012 Minutes

October 4, 2012 Minutes

2012 - 2013 University Retention Plan

Draft to be posted shortly


For questions regarding the Retention Committee, please e-mail Veronica Biscoe at or Curtis Penrod at