The Governance Institute for Student Success (GISS):
Fostering College Completion through Effective Governance

 

The Governance Institute for Student Success (GISS) is a national initiative that provides action-oriented training for community and technical college trustees and presidents to assist them in data-informed governance to promote student success, equity and completion. A robust and unique governance leadership model, GISS provides college leaders with insights, guidance and engagement to promote policies and accountability measures to increase student success.

GISS helps trustees and presidents of the nation's colleges to develop a governing culture grounded in verifiable evidence and committed to student success, equity and completion. Participation provides college leaders with an opportunity to increase their understanding of institutional policies that lead to student success and to collaborate closely with state association leaders and key stakeholders to assure statewide impact.

The GISS emphasizes effective governance and data-informed decision through three core components: data collection and reviewinstitutes and ongoing engagement.

We invite you to explore our website and encourage you to contact us to bring the GISS to your state! 

The GISS Experience


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For more information, please contact:

Narcisa A. Polonio, Ed.D.,
Executive Vice President for Research,
Education and Board Leadership Services
(This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; 202-276-1983) or

Norma Goldstein, Ph.D.,
Acting GISS Project Coordinator
(This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; 202-775-6488).

1101 17th Street NW, Suite 300
Washington, DC, 20036
United States

Tel 202.775.4667
Fax 202.223.1297