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Title III grant to help APSU strengthen retention

Austin Peay State University is among 61 higher education institutions nationwide to receive a $2 million, five-year Strengthening Institutions Title III Grant, titled Promoting Student Success, by the U.S. Department of Education.

Title III grants are designed to support postsecondary institutions that serve high proportions of low-income, first generation college students. The grant provides the university $400,000 per year to develop programs for APSU students to enhance their success in completing requirements for graduation.
Austin Peay State University is among 61 higher education institutions nationwide to receive a $2 million, five-year Strengthening Institutions Title III Grant, titled “Promoting Student Success,” by the U.S. Department of Education.

Title III grants are designed to support postsecondary institutions that serve high proportions of low-income, first generation college students. The grant provides the university $400,000 per year to develop programs for APSU students to enhance their success in completing requirements for graduation.

Known as the “President's Program,” the grant will allow APSU to address issues that are considered barriers to student retention and graduation.

Dr. Dixie Dennis, associate dean of the College of Professional Programs and Social Studies, was appointed interim director for the grant and will provide the leadership for implementation of grant initiatives. Kay Haralson, formerly the retention specialist in institutional research, is the student success specialist.

For more information, call (931) 221-7634. -- Melony Shemberger