Retention and Student Success

The mission of Retention and Student Success is to offer innovative, student-centered support systems in Advising, Academic Support, Career Services, Counseling Services, Student Disability Services, Student Development, and Testing Services, which will aid in increased retention and student success rates for the College.

Retention and Student Success provides intentional focus for the entire College in developing, implementing, monitoring, and assessing student retention and success initiatives aligned with the College mission "to provide the citizens of Shelby and Fayette counties and the surrounding Mid-South region with a high quality and affordable post-secondary education that prepares them for associate degrees, future educational opportunities, and successful employment."

Special emphasis on data-driven decision making in full support of the Achieving the Dream agenda to Redesign, Reinvent, and Reset Southwest is primary and integral to the transformational work of Southwest Tennessee Community College.

Contact Us

Executive Director: Dr. Jacqueline Taylor
Email: jstaylor@southwest.tn.edu
Phone: 901-333-5006/901-333-4265

Program Specialist: Jivanta Farmer
Location: Macon Cove Campus Whitehead Building, Room 43
Phone: 901-333-4324
Email: jfarmer11@southwest.tn.edu

Program Specialist: Rachel Newman
Location: Union Avenue Campus Parrish Building, Room 207
Phone: 901-333-5013
Email: rnewman1@southwest.tn.edu