Monday, January 30, 2017

Gates Foundation Profiles Rio President Bustamante

snapshot from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Postsecondary Success web site. Header reads: CHRIS BUSTAMANTE: MAINTAIN THE MOMENTUM AT A COLLEGE KNOWN FOR INNOVATION.

This Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Postsecondary Success article by Jeffrey J. Selingo profiles Rio Salado College President Chris Bustamante and provides an overview of the strategies the college employs to help increase student access and success—including a Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation grant-funded program to help 5,000 students increase degree completion rates.

Photo of Bustamante
“It’s in our culture that if there is a better way of doing something, let’s do it,” Bustamante said. “Too many institutions wait too long—years, in some cases—for experiments to be completed, for multiple layers of approval, and by then the momentum for the idea is lost.”

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