Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Postsecondary Success

What We're Learning: Delaware State University

In 2016, Delaware State University deployed a series of changes to bolster student success, like centralizing advising and making it more proactive and structured. Saundra DeLauder, provost and chief academic officer, and Alexa Silver, a professor and chairperson of the faculty senate, discuss how the university has continued its student success efforts and managed the shift to remote learning in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Higher Ed Budgets for the Post-COVID Era

States are facing a potential crisis in funding their colleges and universities. We have partnered with Lumina Foundation for Education and HCM Strategists to develop analysis and recommendations for how state policymakers can meet this difficult moment.

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COVID-19 Support for HBCUs

COVID-19 is disproportionately impacting communities of color in the U.S. and is on the rise among young adults. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is pleased to provide financial support to Historically Black Colleges and Universities participating in The Just Project, an initiative to increase access to COVID-19 diagnostic testing to reach campuses and their students.

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Areas of Focus



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Evolution and Revolution

By Patrick Methvin Today is a big day for the Postsecondary Success strategy and our shared efforts to dramatically increase student success and eliminate race and income as predictors of that success, as we announce the launch of our Intermediaries for Scale. This diverse group of 13 organizations will work with a broad range of […]

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