As a unit of the Division of Student Success and Enrollment Management, and in partnership with the faculty, university staff, administration, students, and the greater academic community, Retention Management and Advising Services supports the mission of Kentucky State University to prepare a diverse student population of traditional and non-traditional students to compete in a multifaceted, ever changing global society by providing student-centered learning while integrating teaching, research, and service through high quality undergraduate and select programs.


SSEM Vision Statement

The Division of SSEM strives to empower students to become global citizens through holistic learning and development in a student-centered environment.

SSEM Mission Statement

The Division of SSEM maintains as its primary mission, the delivery of student-centered services to a diverse student body in a safe and exploratory environment that cultivates transformative education via personal and global awareness.


RMAS Vision Statement

The Area of Retention Management and Advising Services strives to foster a student-centered experience by providing the resources, programs, and academic support necessary to build a foundation for academic success and to empower students to take an active role in their learning, hence improving student retention and graduation at Kentucky State University.

RMAS Mission Statement

The primary mission of the Area of Retention Management and Advising Services within the Division of SSEM is to increase student retention rates and persistence to graduation with a focus on student success through intentional and intrusive early intervention, academic support programming, and systematic tracking of students from recruitment to graduation.


RMAS 5-Year Strategic Goals & Objectives

  1. To increase student retention, progression, and timely degree completion.
    • Improve fall-to-fall freshman to sophomore retention rates by 10 percentage points.
    • Promote 6-year degree completion of new cohorts and monitor progress checkpoints.
    • Improve 6-year graduation rates by 6 percentage points.
    • Improve inter- and intra-divisional collaboration to increase the success of transfer students.
  2. To decrease the number of students with academic action.
    • Reduce the number of students with academic actions (probation, suspension, dismissal) by 10%.
    • Reduce the number of students who are not succeeding academically at midterm by 50%.
    • Improve pass rates of students in developmental and gateway courses with historically 30% or higher failure rates.
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