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Welcome To Pace University’s Inaugural Retention Conference

Going the Extra Mile: Data-Driven,
Student-Focused Retention Strategies that Work

Friday, June 16, 2017, 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Pleasantville Campus

One of Pace’s most critical strategic initiatives is to increase the persistence, retention and, ultimately, graduation rates of our undergraduate students. We have been on an interesting journey of discovery over recent years and now have a much better appreciation of the complexities of supporting students to persist. As we all know, there is no silver bullet! However, there are strategies and initiatives that work better than others. There is also an increasing acknowledgment of the importance of data in driving differentiated strategies. It, therefore, seemed timely to invite colleagues equally passionate about student retention to get together and share best practices.

Please join us on June 16, 2017, to share in what will prove to be an interesting and thought-provoking day!


Tentative Schedule

9:30 – 10:00 Check-in and breakfast
10:00 – 10:30 Welcome from Pace University:
Uday Sukhatme, Provost
Adelia Williams-Lubitz, Associate Provost for Academic Affairs, Associate Vice-President for the Westchester Campus
10:30 – 11:30 Keynote Presentation:
Scott E. Evenbeck, President, Guttman Community College
Q&A with Scott Evenbeck and Uday Sukhatme
11:30 – 11:45 Break
11:45 – 12:30 Workshop 1
12:30 – 1:30 Lunch, Presentation, and Networking
Presentation from Education Advisory Board (EAB):Using data to drive difference
1:45 – 2:30 Workshop 2
2:45 - 3:15 Round Table Discussions
3:30 – 4:30 Closing Reception – Concluding Remarks and Networking
4:30 Campus tours | Optional