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Higher ed leaders commit to working together to expand access to social and economic mobility

From navigating challenges exacerbated by the pandemic to evolving non-traditional student services, higher ed leaders already have full plates, so why add serving on a new student success-focused advisory board? Because “a team will always do more than an individual and, with student success, we have to do more,” according to Lou Reinisch, Ph.D., former Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Texas A&M University—Kingsville.

Through the Board, which is being coordinated by course-to-career solutions provider EduNav, the following forward-thinking leaders will collaborate to increase their individual impacts:

  • Bob Austin, Vice President of Enrollment Management, Amarillo College
  • Keith Gehres, University Registrar, Purdue University
  • Monica Green, Ph.D., President, Norco College
  • Ann Lyn Hall, Ed.D., Chief Executive Officer, Prosperity Works
  • John Jordan, Ed.D., Associate Vice President of Enrollment Services, Sam Houston State University
  • Beatriz Joseph, Ed.D., Vice Chancellor of Student Success, Dallas College
  • Philip Needles, Vice President of Student Engagement and Student Experience, Montgomery County Community College
  • Deborah Preston, Ph.D., President, Mercer County Community College
  • Kenneth Ray, Ph.D., Vice President of Student Services and Enrollment Management, Hillsborough Community College
  • Lou Reinisch, Ph.D., Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Texas A&M University—Kingsville
  • Richard Shaw, Chief Information Systems Officer, Antelope Valley College
  • Mark Sorrells, Ed.D, President, Fayetteville Technical Community College
  • Marisa Vernon-White, Ph.D., Vice President of Enrollment Management and Student Services, Lorain County Community College
  • Timothy Winders, Vice Chancellor of Information Services, Purdue University Northwest

“I saw firsthand the power of EduNav’s approach to driving student success during my time as Provost at Raritan Valley Community College,” shared Dr. Preston. “I’m thrilled that they’re leveraging their higher education industry connections to convene this Board, and I look forward to collaborating with my peers to better serve our students.”

Andrew Brown, EduNav’s CEO added, “Our vision is a world where students from all backgrounds can seize the economic and social benefits of higher education. The dedication of Dr. Reinisch, Dr. Preston, and their fellow Board members will make this vision our reality. We’re honored to support this group as they work through the most pressing challenges and promising opportunities around improving completion rates.”

The EduNav Advisory Board will begin its work with a strategic planning meeting this October. To follow along with their progress, subscribe to The Course-to-Career Chronicle, where EduNav will document the group’s key initiatives launched and milestones hit while scaling student success.