Statement by Achieving the Dream President and CEO William E. Trueheart on the Hiring of Rhonda Glover as Senior Director of Data Coaching and Data Strategy

We are pleased to announce Rhonda Glover as our new Senior Director of Data Coaching and Data Strategy. As a senior member of Achieving the Dream, Rhonda will architect robust and comprehensive strategies that allow the Achieving the Dream Network to better leverage data.  Rhonda will use her extensive expertise to assist in the design of services and supports that further develop institutional research capacity and evidence-based decision-making at Achieving the Dream Institutions. Rhonda will evaluate the data needs of participating institutions and introduce customized services. Working most closely with Data Coaches, Rhonda will ensure that the consultation, site visits, and related activities are of the highest value, and she will lead the Data Coaches’ recruitment, coordination, and professional development.  

Rhonda is a strategic and highly accomplished professional steeped in the work of Achieving the Dream. Prior to joining Achieving the Dream full time, Rhonda served as the Interim National Director of Data Coaching. Additionally, Rhonda has been a Data Coach for six years and during that time she served 12 Achieving the Dream Institutions, five of which are Leader Colleges located throughout six states: Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Texas. Previously, Rhonda gained three decades of higher education administration and instructional experience, and acquired first-hand knowledge of Achieving the Dream’s Student Centered Model of Institutional Improvement, during her leadership tenure at Valencia College. Valencia was one of the first 26 institutions selected to pioneer the national Achieving the Dream initiative in 2004. Five years later, the institution achieved Achieving the Dream Leader College status and became the first recipient of Achieving the Dream’s Leah Meyer Austin Institutional Student Success Leadership award, and in 2011, the first recipient of the Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence.  Rhonda completed her professional career at Valencia in 2007 and holds an Emeritus title for the position of Assistant Vice President, Institutional Research and Learning Assessment.

Read more about Rhonda Glover here, and please join me in giving her a warm welcome! 

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Achieving the Dream, Inc. is a national nonprofit that is dedicated to helping more community college students, particularly low-income students and students of color, stay in school and earn a college certificate or degree. Evidence-based, student-centered, and built on the values of equity and excellence, Achieving the Dream is closing achievement gaps and accelerating student success nationwide by: 1) guiding evidence-based institutional improvement, 2) leading policy change, 3) generating knowledge, and 4) engaging the public. Conceived as an initiative in 2004 by Lumina Foundation and seven founding partner organizations, today, Achieving the Dream is leading the most comprehensive non-governmental reform network for student success in higher education history. With over 200 institutions, more than 100 coaches and advisors, and 15 state policy teams - working throughout 35 states and the District of Columbia – the Achieving the Dream National Reform Network helps more than 4 million community college students have a better chance of realizing greater economic opportunity and achieving their dreams.

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