National Symposium on Student Retention

#NSSR17 Was a Huge Success

Higher education professionals from all over the country gathered at the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort for three and a half days of programming. After the sessions, we compared notes and explored the resort. The pedestrian village was a hit and there were plenty of excursions to the beach, by bicycle and by tram.

Our keynote speaker, Dr. Saundra Yancy McGuire, was very well-received and video will be posted soon. Handouts from her speech are available in Past Symposia along with the program and other highlights. Watch your inbox or follow us on social media for a link to the keynote video once it’s uploaded.


2017 Best Practices in Student Retention Awards

The Best Practices Award went to Rory McElwee, Sean Hendricks, Penny McPherson-Myers and Alison Novak of Rowan University; the Institutional Research Leadership in Student Retention Award went to the University of Oklahoma’s Sherry Cox, Jeremiah McKinley and Glenn Hansen; Georgeanna Robinson, Kaitlin Wilcox and Randy Stiles accepted the Director’s Award for Grinnell College; and Dallin Young and Jennifer Keup won the Best Poster Award for University of South Carolina.

Read the press release…


NSSR 2018 in Salt Lake City, UT

On November 5-8, 2018, our colleagues from diverse positions, fields and institutions will meet at the Little America Hotel to focus on current retention and graduation issues and solutions in higher education.

Start Planning Now to Present at the Symposium

The CSRDE begins the eight-month process with the Call for Proposals in late January. You can start setting up a favorable climate now to join us this fall by using some of the tips in our News Blog. Sign up for emails, watch the website or follow us on social media for updates.