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The Alabama Student Retention Council

Alabama's leaders are dedicated to investing in the State's future. As we look towards the 22nd century it is more important than ever that we recruit and retain our college graduates to propel us into the knowledge-based economy of tomorrow. We know that the strongest voice to reach students is, well students, so The Higher Education Partnership invites you to join us as a member of the Student Retention Council working to build a statewide campaign made for students, by students designed to encourage your fellow students to consider Alabama.

Student Benefits

One student from each of Alabama's 14 public universities will be selected to serve on the Student Retention Council. Students will work together to design and implement an innovative campaign on their campuses responding to a key problem facing Alabama. Student members will participate in training and innovation and entreprenuership and receive community mentoring and advice. At the end of their term, students will have the opportunity to present their work to key stakeholders across the State.

Interested in being appointed? Send your resume and a brief statement of interest to the Higher Education Partnership.

About the Program

More Info

  • Selected Student Retention Council Members will receive a stiped of $2,000 for their completed work throughout the term.

  • For the 2022 - 2023 School Year Student Retention Council members will be appointed by the University President.

Interested in being appointed? Send your resume and a brief statement of interest to the Higher Education Partnership.

  • Retention Council Members must attend quarterly professional development trainings (4 in the course of the school year). Some trainings will fall on weekdays. Tenative dates included here.