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The Office of Retention and Persistence


Welcome to the Office of Retention and Persistence

The Mission of the Office of Retention and Persistence is to provide freshman and freshman transfer students with the Academic Support Services necessary to successfully transition into post-secondary studies and to persist towards graduation, by ensuring that they have a solid foundation in academic responsibility and college preparedness.

          1. Ensure matriculation from one class level to the next through appropriate academic advisement and course placement  

     2.   Improve academic pursuits through the use of tutorial assistance.
        3.  Enhance social engagement through interactions with faculty, 
         staff and peer mentors.
   ​   4. Will assist students with 31 or more credit hours with academic /financial aid probationary matters.
This unit provides academic support (Academic Advising and Support Services) to first-time freshmen, continuing, and transfer students.




Academic Advising

Tutorial Assistance Network

Changing Lanes Mentoring Program


Honors Center, Dr. Kyla Pitcher, Interim Director

(256) 372-5859 (Office) (256) 372-5651 (Fax)

TRiO, Ms. Pam Thompson, Director
(256) 372-5660 (Office) (256) 372-5663 (Fax)
Student Support Services, Upward Bound


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Contact Information

Executive Director

Dr. Constance R. Adams

Campus Location
Thomas Hall  242
P: 256.372.4427
F: 256.372.5755
Administrative Assistant:
Ms. Deborah Peppers
Thomas Hall 239
P: 256.372.5750
F: 256.372.5755
 Mailing Address
Alabama A&M University
Office of Retention and Persistence
Post Office Box 427
Normal, Alabama 35762