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Welcome To Pace University’s Inaugural Retention Conference

Register For Free!

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

Date: Friday, June 16, 2017
Time: 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Location: Pleasantville Campus (Kessel Student Center

Pace Contacts:
Adèle MacKinlay: (646) 599-1400
Sue Maxam: (914) 522-7913
Patti Boustany: (917) 501-6804

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!


9:15 am -10:00 am Check-in and breakfast
10:00 am -10:15 am Welcome from Pace University:
Sue Maxam, Assistant Vice President for Student Success
Uday Sukhatme, Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs
10:15 am -11:30 am Keynote Presentation:
Strengthening Student Success: Lessons Learned in Building a New College
Scott E. Evenbeck, President, Guttman Community College
Q&A Dialogue with Scott Evenbeck and Uday Sukhatme, moderated by Adelia Williams
11:30 am -11:45 am Networking break
11:45 am -12:30 pm Workshop Session I (select 1 out of 5)
12:30 pm -1:30 pm Lunch, networking and presentation from EAB:
The Emerging Discipline of Student Success Management
Ed Venit, Senior Director, EAB
1:30 pm - 1:45 pm Networking break
1:45 pm -2:30 pm Workshop Session II (select 1 out of 5)
2:30 pm - 2:45 pm Networking break
2:45 pm - 3:15 pm Roundtable discussions
3:15 pm - 4:00 pm Concluding remarks, closing reception, raffles & networking
4:00 pm onward Campus tours (optional)