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Retention Council

Mary Ellen Cavitt, Interim Vice President for Student Affairs, Lead Directors
Jen Beck, Director, Retention Management and Planning, Lead Directors

Jon Ahlberg, Associate Director, International Affairs
Lisa Allen, Director, Student Business Services
Deborah Balzhiser, Associate Professor, English
Dann Brown, Dean, University College and Director, PACE Center
Jose Coll, School Director and Professor, Social Work
Rosario Davis, Interim Assistant Vice President, International Affairs
Susan Day, Professor, Liberal Arts
Carol Dochen, Director, Student Learning Assistance Center
Julie Eckert, Assistant Director, Student Health Center
Laurie Fluker, Associate Professor, Fine Arts and Communication
Ruben Garza, Assistant Dean, Education
Andrea Golato, Dean, Graduate College
Melissa Hyatt, Associate University Registrar, University Registrar
Sheyenne Krysher, Assistant Director, Career Services
Herb Jones, Associate Director, Housing and Residential Life
Ralph Leal, Associate Director, Career Services
Jessica Martin, Student Development Specialist II, Disability Services
Toni Moreno, Assistant Director, Retention Management and Planning, Institutional Inclusive Excellence for Student Iniatives
Christopher Murr, Director, Financial Aid and Scholarships
Michael Nava, Associate Dean, University College and PACE Center
Terence Parker, Assistant Director, Retention Management and Planning
Greg Passty, Assistant Dean, Science and Engineering
Joanne Salas, Senior Psychologist, Counseling Center
Jesse Silva, Associate Director, Student Diversity and Inclusion
Gavin Steiger, Director, Disability Services
Marc Turner, Director, Institutional Research
Trevon Walker, Assistant Director, Campus Recreation
Ruth Welborn, Assistant Vice President, Academic Affairs - Round Rock Campus and Dean, Health Professions
Rachael Weldon-Caron, Director, Student Support Services
Patrice Werner, Chair and Associate Professor, Curriculum and Instruction, Education
David Wierschem, Associate Professor, McCoy College of Business
To Be Named, Dean of Students and Associate Vice President, Student Affairs
To Be Named, LBJ Student Center
To Be Named, Student Diversity and Inclusion

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.