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Empowering Colleges and Universities to Achieve More

The NISS is founded on three core principles.

First, institutions inadvertently hinder their students’ success through policies, practices, and structures that are among the key drivers of equity gaps. Second, institutions can use data to identify and to understand these institutionally-created barriers to completion. Third, action-oriented institutions with the right coaching and support can create more equitable enrollment, retention, and graduation outcomes.

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Our Core Values

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Equity

We believe that access to higher education and the benefits that come with it can and must be equitable.

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Impact

We seek to improve the student success outcomes for hundreds of thousands of college students nationally.

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Innovation

We conduct and share research that promotes the best practices in student success.

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Leadership

We bring institutions across the nation together to support and align student success strategies.

Our Team

The NISS Leadership and Coaching teams are supported by a group of practitioners with diverse educational and professional backgrounds as well as Senior Consultants who comprise leadership roles in the Division of Student Success at Georgia State University.

Arnecia Watson

Arnecia Watson

Lead Educational Technology Specialist

Monique Farone

Monique Farone

Data Analyst

Darryl Stephens

Darryl Stephens

Grants Manager

Lindsey Fifield

Lindsey Fifield

Project Director: Director of Strategic Programs for the Post-Secondary Student Success Grant

Matthew Dischinger, PhD

Matthew Dischinger, PhD

Assistant Director of Client Service Delivery

Sade Tramble

Sade Tramble

Assistant Director of Client Service Delivery

Quiana Gordon

Quiana Gordon

Senior Program Advisor

Briana Dayton

Briana Dayton

Senior Program Advisor

Stefanie Wright

Stefanie Wright

Senior Program Advisor

Andy Fentem, PhD

Andy Fentem, PhD

Program Advisor

Kelly Koch

Kelly Koch

Program Advisor

Aditi Kar

Aditi Kar

Data Analyst

Sandra Bethea

Sandra Bethea

Grants Officer

Genesis Thigpen

Genesis Thigpen

Project Director: NISS Fellow

Destiny Boyd

Destiny Boyd

Business Manager

Kidist Daniel

Kidist Daniel

Administrative Specialist

Tim Fulton, PhD

Tim Fulton, PhD

Senior Data Analyst

Priscilla Bell, PhD

Priscilla Bell, PhD

Associate Director, NISS Incubator

Chris Curtis

Chris Curtis

Program Advisor

Todd Shutley

Todd Shutley

Chief Operating Officer at InLight Real Estate Partners

Kelt Kindick

Kelt Kindick

Advisory Partner at Bain & Company

Rebecca Russell

Rebecca Russell

Partner at Bain & Company

Barbara Sullivan

Barbara Sullivan

Vice President at Fidelity Foundation

Kristin Ohnstad

Kristin Ohnstad

Chief Talent Officer at Oxeon

Jen Wu

Jen Wu

Venture Partner at Reach Capital

Natalie Grandison

Natalie Grandison

Director, Higher Education & Strategy at A. James and Alice B. Clark Foundation

Engrid Roy, EdD

Engrid Roy, EdD

Program Advisor

Dionne Clark

Dionne Clark

Project Director: NISS Fellow

Eric Cuevas

Eric Cuevas

Senior Director, Student Success

Raishell Johnson, PhD

Raishell Johnson, PhD

Director, Advising

Tarrah Mirus

Tarrah Mirus

Associate Vice President & University Registrar

Jennifer Condon

Jennifer Condon

Associate Director for Student Success

Heather Housley

Heather Housley

Assistant Vice President for Student Engagement

Jenise Stafford

Jenise Stafford

Strategic Coordinator for Data and Reporting

William Davis

William Davis

PRMC Assistant Director, Video Production and New Media

Torri Williams

Torri Williams

Associate Vice President of Student Financial Services

Caroline King

Caroline King

Lead Educational Technology Specialist

Julie Fowkes

Julie Fowkes

Associate Director, Educational Programs and Learning Platforms

Tanya Stuhr

Tanya Stuhr

Lead Educational Technology Specialist

Timothy M. Renick, PhD

Timothy M. Renick, PhD

Founding Executive Director

Allison Calhoun-Brown, PhD

Allison Calhoun-Brown, PhD

Senior Vice President for Student Success at Georgia State University

Jessica Rowland Williams, PhD

Jessica Rowland Williams, PhD

Senior Director of Client Service Delivery

Carol Cohen

Carol Cohen

Associate Vice President of the University Advisement Center

Angela M. Christie, PhD

Angela M. Christie, PhD

Senior Director of Educational Programs and Learning Platforms and Faculty Director, QEP: College to Career

Crystal Mitchell

Crystal Mitchell

Director, University Advisement Center

Ben Brandon

Ben Brandon

Senior Director of Student Success Analytics

Scott Burke

Scott Burke

Associate Vice President for Undergraduate Admissions and Housing

Jennifer Lee

Jennifer Lee

Assistant Director University Advisement Center

Atia Lindley

Atia Lindley

Director Student Financial Management Center

Ramona Simien

Ramona Simien

Director, University Career Services

Winnie Tsang-Kosma

Winnie Tsang-Kosma

Director of Information Systems

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The NISS is looking to grow its team! Please use the link below to access our open positions.