Assistant Vice Provost for IT featured in Huffington Post Blog by President of the U.S. Program at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

September 28, 2016

by Rosalind Ong De Trevino at 7:17 AM in Campus Community, Projects, GRIP, Student Info

The Office of Information Technology's (OIT's) Assistant Vice Provost Vanessa Hammler Kenon, Ed.D., was recently interviewed and featured in a blog published in the Huffington Post. The blog titled "What's Working: 21st Century Advising for Today's College Students" was written by the President of the U.S. Program at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) Allan Golston who leads the foundation's efforts in higher education including getting students to and through college.

The article focused on technological advising tools and how they are impacting student success. Dr. Kenon, who serves as the Principal Investigator (PI) for the Integrated Planning and Advising for Student Success (iPASS) grant at UTSA, as well as a recent UTSA graduate were featured.


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UTSA is one of twenty-four institutions from across the nation that were selected to be a part of this project, funded in part by the BMGF and the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust. "iPASS includes tech-enabled advising, counseling, progress tracking, and academic early alerts (" focusing on improving three student facing functions (education planning, counseling and coaching, and targeting risk and intervention) by improving on current technology and services. This grant is a collaborative effort between the Provost Office, Academic Advising, and OIT toward improving student success.