Student success expert to present interactive sessions Jan. 14-15

by Pamela Young, Published January 13, 2010

YPSILANTI —Charles Schroeder, an expert on student retention and success, is clear about how universities can help.  Engaging students in meaningful activities, organizations and classes is crucial to keeping them on campus.

Schroeder, a senior associate for the education-consulting firm of Noel-Levitz, visited Eastern Michigan University in October 2009 as part of the University’s efforts to increase student success and better serve its diverse student body.

He now returns Jan. 14-15 to continue his open, interactive discussions at Eastern.

Provost and Executive Vice President Jack Kay and Bernice Lindke, vice president for student affairs and enrollment management, will host the series.

Open sessions for the university community are:

  • “What Does ‘Education First’ Mean?” Thursday, Jan. 14, 8-9:30 a.m., room 310 Student Center.
  • “Project DEEP: Documenting Effective Educational Practices,” Thursday, Jan. 14, 3-4:15 p.m., room 310 Student Center.
  • “Learning Communities- A Primer,” Friday, Jan. 15, 8-10 a.m., room 310 Student Center.

Schroeder has 37 years of higher education experience and has worked with more than 100 institutions in North America.  He has served as chief student affairs officer at a variety of institutions, including the University of Missouri, Mercer University, St. Louis University and the Georgia Institute of Technology.

A prolific writer and editor, Schroeder has published more than 75 books and articles on higher education. He received his doctorate in education from Oregon State University.

For more information, contact Lynette Findley at or 487.6694; or Glenna Frank Miller at or 487.0035.

Pamela Young

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