Student Advising and Retention Council

Charge: The Student Advising and Retention Council shall advise the executive director of the Undergraduate Advising Center and the provost on policies and procedures for effective student advisement and retention. Members of the council shall be elected from and by the full-time faculty from those concerned with advising and retention issues. The membership of the council shall consist of a faculty representative from each of the colleges (two from Arts and Sciences) and college readiness, plus a representative from institutional research, the Texas Academy for Leadership in the Humanities, general studies, applied arts and sciences, and student engagement. The registrar, director of the first year experience/QEP, the director of STARS/Center for Academic Success, shall also serve as members. The chair of the council shall be elected from and by the membership.

Membership & Reporting: Faculty Senators/Deans conduct election for faculty members; chair is elected from and by members; charge to Committee given by Provost; recommendations from Committee presented to Provost.

Committee Members

Jeremy Alm (Assoc. Dean, Arts & Sciences), Organizational Chair Ex Officio
Tilisa Thibodeaux (Dean, Texas Academy TALH & Reaud Honors College) Ex Officio
Dawn Short (Associate Director, Undergraduate Advising Center) Ex Officio
Rachel Hoover (Director, STARS) Ex Officio
Kyle Boudreaux (Institutional Research & Reporting) Ex Officio
David Short (Registrar) Ex Officio
Brandie van Zanden (New Student & Leadership Programs) Ex Officio
Theresa Mayper (University Studies) FALL 2023-SUM 2026
Kimberly McGough (Education & Human Development) FALL 2023-SUM 2026
Raymond Doe (Arts & Sciences) FALL 2023-SUM 2026
B. Garrick Harden (Arts & Sciences) FALL 2023-SUM 2026
Debra Grescher (Fine Arts & Communication) FALL 2022-SUM 2025
Alberto Marquez (Engineering) FALL 2022-SUM 2025
Marleen Swerdlow (Business) FALL 2022-SUM 2025