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wendyWe are excited that you chose Southwestern to advance your education! We offer a variety of services designed to help students achieve their academic goals including a one-hour College Success course, one-on-one academic coaching sessions with a graduate assistant, and an Early Alert each semester for students falling behind in one or more classes. If you have questions about your academic standing or the university policies associated with satisfactory academic progress, please do not hesitate to contact our office at or stop by Stafford 253. We look forward to ensuring that all of your questions are answered.

Dr. Wendy Yoder, Academic Support Center Director


Hi my name is Brooke and I am a Graduate Assistant in the office of Retention Management. I am a huge DAWG fan, and I am so excited that you are now a part of the DAWG family. I am here to answer any questions you may have just come by Stafford 254!


 Brooke, Graduate Assistant


Hello! I’m Cortney! I’m a Graduate Assistant for the Retention Management office. I graduated from SWOSU in 2020 with a major in Psychology. I am currently a Graduate Student in the School Psychology program. I am looking forward to meeting with students and to help them achieve their academic goals!


Cortney, Graduate Assistant

 hollyHello, I'm Holly! I have worked at the front desk in the Office of Retention Management for almost a year and I've loved every minute of it. You can schedule meetings, schedule enrollment appointments, or come ask me a question and I'd love to help you out. Yay school and GO DAWGS!"



Holly, Student Worker

abby"Hi, I’m Abby! This is my first year working in the Office of Retention Management and I am a junior health sciences major here at SWOSU! I am here to help if you need to schedule a meeting, make an enrollment appointment, or if you have any questions!"



Abby, Student Worker

JameeHi Dawgs! My name is Jamee Parker. I am a sophomore studying Early Childhood Education. This is my first year working in the Office of Retention Management. If you need to make an enrollment appointment, schedule a meeting or need assistance with anything else, I would be more than happy to help you!


Jamee, Student Worker