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Published on Aug 5, 2015
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., today introduced Timothy Renick, Vice Provost at Georgia State University, at a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing on higher education. Renick was selected to testify before the Senate panel to discuss many of the programs being implemented by the Georgia university that seek to improve student success.
“Two years ago, I bragged about Georgia State University, in particular the Panther Grant program, which is an innovation of the university used today to ensure students on the verge of dropping out because of a minimal financial problem receive the assistance needed to stay in school and graduate.
“I think it’s interesting to note that in addition to the Panther grant program, they have also developed a student tracking system that tracks over 30,000 students at the university and measures them against 800 unique identifiers which indicate pitfalls they could be susceptible to that hinder or prevent graduation.
“Georgia State’s doing a remarkable job and most notably of all, they now grant more bachelor degrees to African American graduates of any non-profit university in the United States of America.
“I’m very proud to have Dr. Renick here today, and I’m very proud of Georgia State University.”