The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation recently announced Daniel Greenstein as the new director of its Postsecondary Success Strategy. Greenstein is Vice Provost of Academic Planning, Programs, and Coordination with the University of California system where he has led a number of system-wide initiatives ranging from redesigning instructional programs to introducing fully online courses into the undergraduate curriculum. He will replace Hilary Pennington, who left the job in April after five years.
“We are thrilled that Dan has agreed to join our team. Dan has shown passion and dedication throughout his career in tackling the important issues facing students and postsecondary institutions today and ensuring that all students are able to complete their postsecondary career and go on to reach their highest potential,” Allan Golston, president of the foundation’s U.S. Program, said in a press release. “Like us, he believes that every student who has the will to earn a postsecondary degree must have a way to do it. Dan understands how critical that goal is to the lives of young people and the future of our nation.”
The Postsecondary Success Strategy’s goal is to increase the number of students earning degrees and credentials by helping schools adopt strategies and tools that will improve instruction and hold down costs.
Guided by the belief that every life has equal value, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation works to help all people lead healthy, productive lives. In developing countries, it focuses on improving people’s health and giving them the chance to lift themselves out of hunger and extreme poverty. In the United States, it seeks to ensure that all people—especially those with the fewest resources—have access to the opportunities they need to succeed in school and life. Based in Seattle, Washington, the foundation is led by CEO Jeff Raikes and Co-chair William H. Gates Sr., under the direction of Bill and Melinda Gates and Warren Buffett.
Read more about the appointment on Inside Higher Ed.
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