Swanson School of Engineering
152 Benedum Hall
Pittsburgh, PA 15261

Phone: 412-624-9161

Director of Retention, Anita Persaud, DEd
Anita Persaud
Director of Retention, Anita Persaud, DEd

Dr. Persaud received her doctorate in education from the Pennsylvania State University. She has invested over 20 years in higher education, specifically in retaining academically at-risk students. Her career has spanned the schools of engineering across Penn State, Carnegie Mellon University and Pitt’s Swanson School of Engineering. She has developed a retention model for SSoE that is supported with evidence-based data from students’ end of term academic outcomes. She enjoys working with engineering students and learning how to support their success. Dr. Persaud will work hard for you, running beside you to get you to the finish line