Fresh From the UIA (Awards)

Michael Sorrell

We were thrilled to hear that Paul Quinn College's Michael Sorrell was recently named Higher Ed Dive's President of the Year for such student-centric initiatives such as lowering annual tuition, helping the college become a federally designated work college, and allowing students to work part-time as part of the curriculum. Earlier in 2018, President Sorrell was awarded the inaugural UIA National Award at our first ever National Summit. The speech he gave upon accepting it was was incredibly worthwhile.

Buzz is building about the transformational changes taking place on University Innovation Alliance campuses. Last week, four UIA members were recognized as the most innovative universities in the country by U.S. News & World Report in its 2016 America’s Best Colleges guide. For the first time ever, U.S. News asked university presidents, provosts, and admissions deans around the nation to select the institutions they credit with trying new approaches to improving success for both students and faculty.

Arizona State University, Georgia State University, University of Central Florida, and Purdue University acknowledged for new approaches that support student success
PORTLAND, OR, September 9, 2015–U.S. News & World Report announced, today, that four University Innovation Alliance member institutions have been named among the nation’s most innovative institutions: Arizona State University (#1), Georgia State University (#5), University of Central Florida (#13), and Purdue University (#21).

Tim Renick Help

Last week, Dr. Tim Renick, Georgia State University Vice Provost and Vice President of Enrollment Management and Student Success, testified before the U.S. Senate HELP committee, sharing about the success of Georgia State University in its work to eliminate race and income as a predictors of student outcomes.

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