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Retention Faculty Fellows support SEM Goal 3 to Increase retention rates of degree seeking underserved student populations. The university identifies faculty who are interested in becoming more engaged in retaining all students. These faculty will seek to lead and create opportunities for other faculty members to adopt best practices in student retention. Recipients will receive a stipend of $2,000 and serve as Retention Fellows for the 2021-2022 academic year.

WHO THEY ARE in 2021-2022


Katie Lanning


Fairmount College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Lindsay Luinstra


College of Applied Studies

Manira Rani


College of Engineering

Sarah Taylor

Public Health Services

College of Health Professions

Teddy Zewde

Electrical & Computer Engineering

College of Engineering

Retention Fellows CoordinatorMoriah Beck, Fairmount College of Liberal Arts & Sciences