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The Educational Policy Institute, in partnership with Saint Louis University, held RETENTION 2017 at Saint Louis University in St. Louis, Missouri on May 22 and 23, 2017. Our ninth annual International Conference focused on students, bringing together top researchers, policymakers, and professionals involved in student retention and success at secondary schools and postsecondary institutions.

This 2017 conference featured plenary presentations by retention experts and professionals from around the US. Confirmed speakers include:


Participants from postsecondary institutions and other interested organizations came together to share ideas and learn more about solutions to help students meet their personal and collective goals. CLICK HERE for the conference program. The schedule on the left provides links to the presentations.

Thanks to all for participating.


Best regards,

Dr. Watson Scott Swail
President and CEO, Educational Policy Institute