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Strategic Data & Technology Coach

Leon Hill is the strategic data and technology coach at Achieving the Dream. In this role, Leon assists colleges in building capacity in the development, analysis, and use of student performance outcomes, efficiency outcomes, and equity outcomes to inform improvement efforts.

Prior to joining ATD, Leon was senior solutions consultant at Civitas Learning, a predictive analytics company in Austin, Texas, where he helped colleges use predictive insights to take action to increase student persistence and completion. Earlier in his career, he was assistant vice president for institutional research and effectiveness at Montgomery County Community College in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania.

Leon’s research interests include community colleges, measuring and mapping the effectiveness of the institution’s mission and strategic plan, understanding the challenges and success of underrepresented students, and the use of analytics and information technology to inform the institution’s decision-making capabilities


M.A. (Public Administration and Economic Policy) | Grand Valley State University, Allendale, Michigan

B.A. (Business Administration) | Ohio University, Athens, Ohio

Doctoral course work (Higher Education) | University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

Graduate Certificate | Institute for Survey Research, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

Past Experience

Senior Solutions Consultant | Civitas Learning (TX)

Assistant Vice President of Instutitonal Effectiveness | Montgomery County Community College (PA)

Assistant Dean of Research | Triton College (IL)

How has education changed your life/your family?

My journey into higher education began in high school as part of the Upward Bound program. Before becoming part of that initiative, I was not interested in attending college. However, based on that pathway, I became more interested in going to college and furthering my educational pursuits. This bridge program prepared me to encounter the rigors of college work during high school. Without the support of many caring individuals who believed in me and my dreams of bettering not only myself but my family and community, I really do not know where my life journey would have taken me.

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