Dr. Renata Opoczynski has almost 15 years of experience in higher education in both Student and Academic Affairs including Student Activities, Strategic Planning, and Assessment and Accreditation. She currently serves as the University Innovation Alliance (UIA) Fellow at Michigan State University.

Renata has a deep commitment to social justice and is passionate about improving the enrollment, completion, and success of underserved students in higher education. She is a mixed methods researcher and her research takes a social justice lens to policy and institutional decision making. She has explored how state policy and institutional decision making influences enrollment and success for underserved students including foster youth, student veterans, underserved minority students, and low income students at both the national and campus level.

Her BA is from the University of Florida and she is still a proud and loyal Gator fan! Her MA is from the Ohio State University and her PhD is from Michigan State University.

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