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Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Learning Innovation Center, Room 128
OSU Corvallis Campus
Reception following 5:00-6:00pm


  • Dr. Tim Renick, Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Success at Georgia State University,
  • Dr. Ed Ray, President of Oregon State University,
  • Dr. Susana Rivera-Mills, Vice Provost & Dean for Undergraduate Studies at Oregon State University, and
  • Bridget Burns, Executive Director of the University Innovation Alliance.

Join us to learn about the student success initiatives and innovative problem-solving approach that enabled Georgia State University to substantially improve their graduation rates and eliminate all achievement gaps based on students' race, ethnicity or income level. We welcome all faculty, staff, and students interested in fostering student success at OSU.

Hosted by the Division of Undergraduate Studies.
Learn more about OSU’s participation in the University Innovation Alliance.

Questions and accommodation requests related to a disability should be directed to Alex Aljets, Division of Undergraduate Studies (541-737-4770, alex.aljets(at)oregonstate.edu).

About the Guest Speakers

Dr. Tim Renick

Tim Renick is Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Success, Vice Provost, and Professor of Religious Studies at Georgia State University.  He has served as Chair of the Department of Religious Studies and Director of the Honors Program.  Since 2008, he has directed the student success and enrollment efforts of the university, overseeing among the fastest improving graduation rates in the nation and the elimination of all achievement gaps based on students' race, ethnicity or income level.  Dr. Renick has testified on strategies for helping university students succeed before the U.S. Senate and has twice been invited to speak at the White House.  His work has been covered by the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and CNN and cited by President Obama. He was named one of 2016’s Most Innovative People in Higher Education by Washington Monthly and was the recipient of the 2015-16 Award for National Leadership in Student Success Innovation.  He currently is principal investigator for a $9 million U.S. Department of Education grant to study the impact of proactive, predictive-analytics-based advisement on 10,000 low-income and first-generation students nationally. A summa cum laude graduate of Dartmouth College, Dr. Renick holds his M.A. and Ph.D. in Religion from Princeton University.

Bridget Burns

Named one of Most Innovative People in Higher Education by Washington Monthly, Bridget Burns has spent the past decade advising university presidents, chancellors, and state policy leaders on strategies and practices to expand access to higher education, address costs, and promote completion for students of all backgrounds.  As the founding Executive Director of the University Innovation Alliance, she helps institutions collaborate, scale, and diffuse student success innovation across the country. She previously served as an American Council on Education (ACE) Fellow at Arizona State University, Chief of Staff and Senior Policy Advisor for the Oregon University System, as well as National Associate with the National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education.  In 2011, she led a successful legislative effort to break Oregon’s seven universities free from state agency status, after which she received the national award for innovation in higher education government relations. Passionate about public service; she has served on several statewide governing boards, including the Oregon State Board of Higher Education and Oregon Student Assistance Commission.