NMSU Provost Dan Howard projected that NMSU loses about $6 million dollars by losing students (retention) in the first year. NMSU is planning on adding 6 new advisors to the campus to assist in reducing the numbers of 1st year students who don’t return. Advising process from each college was presented. Regent Kari Mitchell suggested that we need to be targeted in where the money is used and cautioned just adding money in an effort to fix the problem. Regent Mitchell asked the Provost about real time indicators on retention and how do we integrate this with the Deans? Faculty Senate Chair Stuart MunsonMcgee stated that real time grades are available to students on Canvas. There is a plan to have the grades pushed into Banner.