Gates Foundation hosts Kotter International Change Management Training at UTSA

March 17, 2016

by Nicole Duff at 4:32 PM in Campus CommunityEventsInterestingGRIPStaff NewsNews

(Dr. Mei-Yen Ireland (center) and some of the attendees.)

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation hosted a Kotter International Change Management training session at UTSA on Tuesday, March 15 in the Travis Room. OIT team members, Telecommunications Manager Mary-Margaret Echevarria and Communications Specialist Nicole Duff, along with several UTSA faculty, staff and advisors participated in the informative all-day session, in which they learned about the “Kotter 8-Step Process for Leading Change” developed by best-selling author and Harvard professor, Dr. John Kotter. This highly interactive session also featured skits and discussions mainly centered on the implementation of the Education Advisory Board's (EAB) Student Success Collaborative (SSC).


Assistant Vice Provost for IT Dr. Vanessa Kenon, Executive Director of Advising Services Barbara Smith and Communications Specialist Dr. Delia Swiger, all core members of the iPASS Planning Committee, recorded feedback received from attendees. In addition, members of the Achieving the Dream (AtD) staff, Associate Director of Data, Technology and Analytics, Dr. Mei-Yen Ireland, and Data Coach Leon Hill served as the session’s facilitators. UTSA is one of fourteen iPASS grantee institutions that AtD has agreed to provide technical support to aid student success.