Student Retention: What's Next?

October 22, 2014

Belmont University
9:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. Registration
9:15 a.m.  

Dr. Bob Fisher, President, Belmont University

Dr. Claude Pressnell, President, TICUA

10:00 a.m. 

Why Do Students Stay?
Dr. Joretta Nelson, VP & Owner, Credo

11:00 a.m. 

Special Populations Panel
Susan Rhodes, Ayers Foundation, Scholars Program Director, College Counselor Perry County High School
Renata Soto, Executive Director & Co-Founder, Conexion Americas, TICUA Board of Directors
Dr. Heidi Leming, Associate Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs, Tennessee Board Regents

12:00 p.m.  

Lunch and Keynote
Many-Bears Grinder, Tennessee State Commissioner of Veterans Affairs

1:00 p.m.  

Break-Out Session

  • A Persistence Focused Student Concerns System:  A Next Generation Behavioral Intervention Team, Dr. Vince Diller & TaRee Glenn-Avery, Belmont University
  • Collaboration Integration:  Academic and Social integration, Ben Lion & Dr. David Sneed, Belmont University
  • Retention for Rookies:  Best Practices for Student Success, Tony Jones, Milligan College
  • Practicality, Passion and Place:  The New First-Year Advising Experience, Dr. Alexander Bruce & Dr. Deborah McGrath & Dr. Richard O’Connor, Sewanee:  The University of the South
2:00 p.m.

Break-Out Session

  • SYE to Student Success:  Journey by GPS, Dr. David Sneed & Jamie Pack, Belmont University
  • Building a Comprehensive Retention Plan With – and Without – Brick and Mortor, Dr. Patti Self, Carson-Newman University
  • Using Faculty Advising Coordinators to Support Freshmen Transition to College, Dr. Kelli Hefner, Christian Brothers University
  • Preliminary Research:  The Recruitment and Retention of Veteran Students, & Kay Drew, Daphne Molnar & Ashlee Spearman Doctoral Students, Lipscomb University
3:00 p.m. 

The Role of Pre-college Factors on College Completion at Minority-serving Institutions
Dr. Stella M. Flores, Associate Professor of Public Policy and Higher Education, Vanderbilt University

4:00 p.m.

Closing Comments
Dr. Claude Pressnell, President, TICUA