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Retention Council

Dr. Joanne Smith, Vice President for Student Affairs, Lead Directors
Dr. Jen Beck, Director, Retention Management and Planning, Lead Directors

Mr. Jon Ahlberg, Associate Director, International Office
Mr. Ismael Amaya, Assistant Dean, Dean of Students
Dr. Deborah Balzhiser, Associate Professor, English
Dr. Dann Brown, Dean, University College and PACE Center
Dr. Ryan Buck, Assistant Vice President, International Affairs
Dr. Carol Dochen, Director, Student Learning Assistance Center
Ms. Julie Eckert, Assistant Director, Student Health Center
Dr. Laurie Fluker, Associate Professor, Fine Arts and Communication
Dr. Andrea Golato, Dean, The Graduate College
Dr. Nancy Grayson, Professor, Liberal Arts
Ms. Melissa Hyatt, Associate University Registrar, Office of the University Registrar
Dr. Sheyenne Krysher, Assistant Director, Career Services
Ms. Cheryl McWilliams, Grant Director, Student Support Services
Dr. Mayur Mehta, Professor, McCoy College of Business Administration
Ms. Toni Moreno, Grant Director, Rural Talent Search
Dr. Christopher Murr, Director, Financial Aid and Scholarships
Dr. Michael Nava, Associate Dean, University College and PACE Center
Mr. Terrance Parker, Assistant Director, Retention Management and Planning
Dr. Greg Passty, Assistant Dean, Science and Engineering
Mr. Peter Pereira, Assistant Director, Student Center
Dr. Edna Rehbein, Assistant Vice President Academic Affairs, Round Rock Campus
Dr. Joanne Salas, Senior Psychologist, Counseling Center
Ms. Julie Saldiva, Program Specialist, Campus Recreation
Mr. Jesse Silva, Student Development Specialist II, Student Diversity and Inclusion
Dr. Stella Silva, Associate Director, Student Diversity and Inclusion
Dr. Marc Turner, Research Analyst, Institutional Research
Dr. Donna Vandiver, Assistant Dean, Applied Arts
Mr. Trevon Walker, Assistant Director, Campus Recreation
Ms. Skyller Walkes, Assistant Director, Disability Services
Dr. Ruth Welborn, Dean, Health Professions
Dr. Patrice Werner, Chair and Associate Professor, Curriculum and Instruction, Education
To Be Named, Housing and Residential Life

The mission of the Council is to serve as collaborative partners that will research, develop, implement, and evaluate effective retention efforts across campus that positively impact the retention to graduation rates of Texas State students with specific emphasis on targeted sub-populations who exhibit the need for more intensive retention efforts.