In the meantime, I talked to others on campus who knew about his situation and found out that they had ALL told him that he couldn't drop out. By the time I caught up with the student, I learned that due to faculty and staff going above and beyond to help, the circumstances that led him to decide to withdraw from classes in the middle of the semester had been resolved.
I am proud of how everyone worked together to help this student. Sometimes that is all it takes to make a difference in the lives of our students when they feel their situation is hopeless.
This exemplifies not only our tag line, "Your Future, Our Focus" but also our Vision 2020 priority to focus on connections.
Please feel to share other inspiring student retention stories. I know they happen every day.