Robert L. Todd is the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Success and Completion for the University System of Georgia’s Office of Educational Access and Success. He currently leads multiple initiatives to address the goals of the USG Complete College Georgia plan. These include the Gates Foundation Next Generation Degree in 3 Project to provide four-year degrees in shortened time via guided pathways. He directs efforts to review and publish the Complete College Georgia plans for state institutions of higher education, grants and administers Innovation project funding for institutions, and creates state/regional symposia to support university efforts. Previously, he directed the Georgia Institute of Technology’s “Accessible Information Laboratory” where he conducted research, teaching and information dissemination on new models of STEM education. Todd provides skills in grant writing, project direction, and research and implementation of new models in education.
Heather Collins is the Policy Analyst for the University System’s Office of Academic Affairs. In her role as Policy Analyst, Heather works with System Office staff and institutional representatives to review policies and procedures affecting college completion. Prior to joining the University System, she spent several years working in philanthropy and with nonprofits, focusing on the postsecondary experience of underrepresented and non-traditional students. Heather earned her bachelor’s degree from Duke University and a master’s degree in higher education from the University of Pennsylvania.
Jonathan Watts Hull is Director for Student Success in the Office of Academic Affairs and Policy at the Board of Regents University System of Georgia (USG). In this role he has primary responsibility for the implementation, evaluation, and monitoring of student success and completion activities across the 26 institutions of the University System. Jonathan also teaches in the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia State University.
Prior to joining the USG, Jonathan spent 16 years at the Southern Legislative Conference, a non-partisan, non-profit research group serving state government, where he was Senior Policy Manager with responsibility for policy analysis and development in the areas of education, agriculture and rural development. He has served two tours with the U.S. Peace Corps in East Africa (Tanzania 89-91; Uganda 95-97) and has also worked at National Public Radio in Washington, D.C. and at the University Musical Society, a performing arts presenter, in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Jonathan holds bachelor’s degrees from the University of Virginia in English and Religious Studies, and a Master’s of Public Policy from Georgia State University.