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Daniel Greenstein

Title Director, Postsecondary Success
Organization Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Dr. Daniel Greenstein, Director of Education, Postsecondary Success in the United States Program, oversees work to substantially increase the number of students that acquire a postsecondary degree or certificate.

Before joining the Foundation, Greenstein was Vice Provost for Academic Planning and Programs at the University of California Office of the President. In that role he oversaw what academic planning is required at the university-wide level for this ten-campus 220,000-student system. He had administrative responsibility for system-wide academic programs – the University of California Press, the California Digital Library, the University’s Education Abroad Program and internship programs in Washington DC and Sacramento – and acted as the director for UC Online Education – a new effort to integrate online education into the university’s undergraduate curriculum.

Greenstein has led, in some cases founded, several internet-based academic information services in the US (the California Digital Library) and the United Kingdom (the Arts and Humanities Data Service), and served on boards and acted in strategic consulting roles for educational, cultural heritage, and information organizations.

He holds degrees from the Universities of Oxford (DPhil) and Pennsylvania (MA, BA) and began his professional life as a senior lecture in Modern History at Glasgow University. Current fascinations include sustaining models for public higher education, online undergraduate instruction, and models for supporting disruptive innovation in large well-established organizations.

Posts By Daniel Greenstein

Bridging Higher Education’s Rhetoric and Reality in a Changing World

Director of Postsecondary Success, Dan Greenstein, reflects on the recent U.S. elections and discusses what they mean for higher education.

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Getting Real About Today’s College Students

Today’s average college student is no longer 18, living on campus, and going to school full-time. Rather, the majority of students work while going to college, 40 percent are 25 or older, one-third are first generation college goers, and many are parents, low-income students, and students of color.

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Back to School for the New Majority in Higher Ed

By 2025, our workforce will be short as many as 11 million credentialed workers unless we significantly increase the number of students getting to and through college. And that means that we must do a better job of serving the new majority of students--including those students who have children or are balancing a part- or full-time job. These students bring high but often fragile aspirations to colleges and universities that too often are not equipped to meet their needs.

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A Year in Review: Progress Toward Higher Education Transformation

In 2015, impressive advances have taken place in support of student success thanks to the work of partners and grantees across the country.

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A Powerful Voice for Students

Andrew Brennen's passion and commitment to improving our education system are inspiring

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