Office of Student Retention

Simply put, the Office of Student Retention (OSR) is dedicated to the success of St. Mary’s University students. Employing a mix of one-to-one student contact, program development and review of University policies and procedures, the OSR focuses on improving the retention and graduation rates of our students. Coordinating such an effort requires the OSR staff to employ a collaborative model, and we work closely with many offices on campus to carry out our mission.

St. Mary's students at commencement ceremoniesThe Office of Student Retention is a resource for students, parents, faculty and staff. We are dedicated to helping improve the student experience at St. Mary’s University, from day one through graduation. The Office of Student Retention provides leadership and vision for undergraduate retention activities. Some of the programs we manage include the Faculty Academic Mentor (FAM) program, r2r: Refer to Retention program and Dare to Excel initiative. We invite you to explore our page to learn more about how we help students succeed at St. Mary’s.

Contact Us

Rosalind V. Alderman, Ph.D.
Assistant Vice President for Retention Management
Chaminade Tower, Room 203
210-436-3995

Leticia Hart
Coordinator for Retention Services
Blume Library, Room 341
210-436-3662