Today, I am thrilled to announce we have hired Daniel Greenstein to lead our Postsecondary Success strategy. He comes to us from the University of California system, where he served as vice provost for academic planning, programs, and coordination.
When I met Dan, I realized something very quickly: He gets it.
Dan is passionate about solving the important challenges facing students and postsecondary institutions today. Dan understands that in today’s economy, a postsecondary education is the gateway to the middle class. He believes that our postsecondary systems have to innovate to better serve today’s students, who are often working, raising a family, or coming back to school later in life. And he’s done this. Much of his work at the University of California focused on how to ensure that students received the individualized support they needed to succeed in entry-level courses, so that they could go on to earn a degree.
Dan also has a strong technology background. While at the University of California, he led an initiative to introduce fully online courses into the undergraduate curriculum, and established first-of-its-kind public-private partnerships with Google, Microsoft, and Yahoo.
Central to our postsecondary strategy is the idea that technology can help institutions both improve instruction and hold down costs so that more students earn their degrees and credentials. Dan’s vision and expertise in this field will help us meet those goals.