Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Postsecondary Success

These featured innovators are challenging existing assumptions about higher education and testing new approaches to academic and administrative policies and practices. They lead bold and creative efforts to eliminate disparities in college access and success across racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic groups. Learn more about their successes.

  Kenyatta Lovett
Kenyatta Lovett, executive director of Complete Tennessee, shares how the organization works with lawmakers, nonprofits, and higher education leaders to increase postsecondary credential completion rates.
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  Susana Rivera-Mills
Susan Rivera-Mills shares how being an immigrant and the first in her family to go to college motivates her work today.
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  Sukhwant Jhaj
Jhaj uses the principles of design to better engage a new generation of faculty members and administrators in higher education.
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 Chris Bustamante Chris Bustamante
Rio Salado in Tempe, Arizona supports post-traditional students and fosters a culture of innovation.
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 Dror Ben-Naim Dror Ben-Naim
Ben-Naim carved a pioneering trail in the hot field of adaptive learning with Smart Sparrow.
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Bridget Burns

Bridget Burns
Burns and the University Innovation Alliance (UIA) work to graduate more low-income, first-generation students.
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 Nicole Hurd Nicole Hurd
College Advising Corps, in collaboration with the Cooke Foundation, provides low-income high-schools with the kind of college counseling services often found in affluent schools.
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