The Focus Is You

Meet the Staff

Wendy“We are excited that you chose Southwestern to advance your education! We offer a variety of services designed to help students achieve their academic goals including a one-hour College Success course, one-on-one academic coaching sessions with a graduate assistant, and an Early Alert each semester for students falling behind in one or more classes. If you have questions about your academic standing or the University policies associated with satisfactory academic progress, please do not hesitate to contact our office at retention@swosu.edu or stop by Stafford 253. We look forward to ensuring that all of your questions are answered.”

-Wendy Yoder, M.Ed., Retention Coordinator

“College can be a really fun and exciting time. However, it can also be hard. Adjusting to college life, trying to make friends, finding a job, and altering your study habits to meet the needs of more intense classes can be challenging. The graduate assistants in the Office of Retention Management understand this because, to some extent, we have all been there.

Academic coaching can be used for a variety of things. Whether you need an accountability partner, tips on how to study better, advice on how to get involved on campus, time management skills, or just some encouragement from someone who genuinely wants to see you succeed, academic coaching offers a variety of services. These meetings are available to ALL students, so feel free to stop by our office and see what we can do for you!”

-Morgan, Retention Graduate Assistant

Kylee“Hello everyone, I am Kylee!  I work at the front desk and I will probably be the first person you will run into.  I will be more than happy to help you schedule a meeting with either our Graduate Assistant or the Retention Coordinator."

-Kylee, Student Worker

photo of Holly, student worker“Hello, I’m Holly! I have worked at the front desk in the Office of Retention Management for almost a year and I’ve loved every minute of it. You can schedule meetings, schedule enrollment appointments, or come ask me a question and I’d love to help you out. Yay school and GO DAWGS!"

-Holly, Student Worker

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