Recruitment, Retention & Graduation Initiatives

RR&G Implementation Information 

A key component of the Project 2020 Action Plan are the initiatives to support improved recruitment, retention and graduation rates at UM-Flint. With supplemental funding support from President Schlissel and the U-M Board of Regents, the newly formed RR&G Project Team is currently at work on implementing the initiatives recommended by the RR&G Task Force after soliciting ideas and feedback from the UM-Flint campus community. The RR&G Project Team meets on a monthly basis to discuss progress and to ensure established deadlines for implementation are met. View the detailed information of the implementation process here.

Below is the list of the initiatives, including each project lead person and the project start date:

Project NameProject LeadProject Start Date
Flint First: Direct Aid to Local Flint StudentsLori VedderFall 2020
Transfer ScholarshipsKaren CuzydloFall 2021
Partial Pell: Increase Aid to Partial Pell Grant RecipientsLori VedderFall 2021
CRM: Customer Relations Management SystemNoor ZaghmoutFall 2021
Enhance Academic Advising: Adding New AdvisorsDawn MarkellFall 2021
Child Care GrantsLori VedderFall 2020
Graduate ScholarshipsMatt BohlenFall 2021
DEI FundingDavid LukeWinter 2020
Urban Institute and Campus Undergraduate Research InternshipsUIREEJ/OREDTBD
Carnegie/Dartlet Digital MarketingJen HoganFall 2020
Promise Scholar StipendsTiese RoxburyFall 2021
Graduation AssistanceLori VedderWinter 2021
Student Veterans Assistance (Scholarships)Helen BuddWinter 2021
Writing Center Support (Chancellor’s Office Initiative)Jacob BlumnerTBD

RR&G Communication

The campus community will be kept apprised of the status of the implementation of each initiative on a regular basis. Recently, campus leadership held a town hall to discuss the latest RR&G efforts.