Student retention will be the primary focus of the Mississippi Advisors Meeting set for Aug. 10 at the Thad Cochran Center on The University of Southern Mississippi campus.
Academic advisers from the state’s two- and four-year institutions are encouraged to attend the conference titled, “Student Success: The Cornerstone of What We Do.” The event, scheduled to run from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., will include eight sessions on advisement issues led by representatives from Southern Miss, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Alcorn State, Tougaloo and the state Institutions of Higher Learning.
“We feel like hosting this event falls right in line with Dr. (Southern Miss President Martha) Saunders’ strategic enhancement plan,” said Carolyn Cawthon, academic advising coordinator. “Proper advising is really the key to retaining students, and we’re committed to that mission here at Southern Miss.”
The conference fee is $40, which includes an 8 a.m. breakfast, lunch and a keynote address by Dr. Joe Paul, vice president for student affairs at Southern Miss.
To register or find more information, contact Cawthon at 601-266-6175 or
or visit www.mam.msstate.edu/
About The University of Southern Mississippi
The University of Southern Mississippi, founded in 1910, is a comprehensive doctoral and research-extensive university fulfilling its mission of being a leading university in engaging and empowering individuals to transform lives and communities. In a tradition of leadership for student development, Southern Miss is educating a 21st century work force providing intellectual capital, cultural enrichment and innovation to Mississippi and the world. Southern Miss is located in Hattiesburg, Miss., with an additional campus and teaching and research sites on the Mississippi Gulf Coast; further information is found at www.usm.edu.