Intrusive retention strategies were implemented in an attempt to better the chances for success of high-risk students at Henderson State University. The author describes the origin, development, and results of Students in Retention, a program for probationary and first-time suspended students.

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Don T. Garnett is Director of the Texas Academic Skills Program. From 1984–1988 he was Director of Retention at Henderson State University. This article is based on Garnett's work at Henderson, for which he received the 1989 National Conference on Retention's Retention Excellence Award, presented by the Noell Levitz National Center for Student Retention. Address correspondence concerning this article to him at Box 4609, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX 79409.