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Retention and Student Success

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Contact Information

Kevin Thomas, Director of Retention and Student Success

Phone: (618) 650‑5930
Twitter: @RetentionatSIUE

Office Hours
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Office Location
Student Success Center
Suite 1244
Campus Box 1621

Our office is in the Academic Advisement area (suite 1220). Enter and go to your right; continue down the hall of academic advisor offices. Our office is the first door on your right as you make a left at the end of the hallway. 



Kevin Thomas

Kevin Thomas, EdD
Director of Retention and Student Success

Student Success Center
Suite 1244
(618) 650‑5930


Doctor of Education, Educational Leadership, Postsecondary Education
Western Kentucky University, May 2012

Master of Science, Human Development and Leadership, College Student Personnel
Murray State University, May 2004

Bachelor of Science, Organizational Communication and Public Relations
Murray State University, May 2002

Makesha Harris Lee

MaKesha Harris Lee, EdD
Assistant Director of Pre-Collegiate Programs

Student Success Center
Suite 1236
(618) 650‑5705


Doctor of Education, Higher Education Leadership
Maryville University, December 2017

Master of Science, College Student Affairs
Eastern Illinois University, May 2007

Bachelor of Science, Education
Eastern Illinois University, May 2005

Associate of Art, General Education
Kaskaskia College, May 2002

Fannie Acoff

Fannie Acoff
Pre-Collegiate Program Coordinator

Student Success Center
Suite 1233
(618) 650‑3780


Master of Science in Education, College Student Personnel Administration
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, May 2017

Master of Arts in Education with Teaching Licensure
McKendree University, May 2009

Bachelor of Arts, English/Business Administration
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, December 1995

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