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On Sept. 10, 2008, the retention task force presented student retention data to a broad group of faculty and staff at roundtable discussions. The Power Point presentation, with audio narration, can now be downloaded from faculty/staff restricted area of the IR website at https://www.philau.edu/ir/facstaff/

The Retention Task Force is charged by the President to examine information related to student attrition and student success with the goal of increasing the University graduation rate.

RTF will review and integrate available data distilling meaning to enhance our understanding of the factors related to attrition/retention.

RTF will explore additional information gathering to expand our retention knowledge base. A critical role for RTF will be to disseminate, as broadly as possible, information about retention at Philadelphia University, to involve the campus community in discussions about retention and to recommend initiatives.

RTF’s membership represents diverse units of the University with the expectation that members will serve as conduits to receive suggestions from the community and to ensure broad discrimination of information and retention initiatives.


  • Alston, Shana
  • Antheil, Jane
  • Cooper, Lisa
  • Govoni, Mark
  • Hartman, James
  • Hermann, Carol
  • Jones, Katharine
  • Kolodner, Ellen
  • Palladino, Mark - Chair
  • Savoie, James
  • Thatcher, Patricia

Mark A. Palladino
Director of Institutional Research
Gutman Library 212
School House Lane & Henry Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19144-5497
Tel: 215.951.7122
Email: palladinom@philau.edu