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 is proud to host the Student Retention Council working to build a statewide campaign made for students, by students designed to encourage your fellow students to consider Alabama.
In 2023, the Student Retention Council embarked on the first year of the project efforts.
Collaboratively, they created and delivered a presentation that encouraged more than 2,000 of their peers to consider Alabama as a career destination. They also hosted productive discussions with community and business leaders about key opportunities for development in Alabama.
At the conclusion of the year, they shared a detailed report of their progress with State Leaders.
One student from each of Alabama's 14 public universities will be appointed by their University President 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 entrepreneurship 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.