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Timothy Renick

Timothy M. Renick

Executive Director, National Institute for Student Success

Timothy Renick is Executive Director of the National Institute for Student Success and Professor of Religious Studies at Georgia State University. At Georgia State, he has served as Senior Vice President for Student Success, Chair of the Department of Religious Studies, and Director of the Honors Program. From 2008 to 2020, he directed the student success efforts of the university, overseeing a 62% improvement in graduation and the elimination of all achievement gaps based on students' race, ethnicity or income level. For six consecutive years, Georgi State has graduated more African Americans with bachelor’s degrees than any other not-for-profit college or university in the nation. Dr. Renick has testified on strategies for helping university students succeed before the U.S. Senate and has twice been invited to speak at the White House. His work has been covered by the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Time, and CNN and cited by former President Barack Obama. He was named one of the Most Innovative People in Higher Education by Washington Monthly, was the recipient of the Award for National Leadership in Student Success Innovation and was awarded the 2018 McGraw Prize in Higher Education. He is principal investigator for a $9 million U.S. Department of Education grant to study the impact of predictive-analytics-based advisement on ten-thousand low-income and first-generation students nationally. A summa cum laude graduate of Dartmouth College, Dr. Renick holds his M.A. and Ph.D. in Religion from Princeton University.  


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