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

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

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

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

For more information 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 Project Coordinator (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; 202-775-6488).

GISS Reengagement

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

Tel 202.775.4667
Fax 202.223.1297

For more information contact Norma Goldstein, Ph.D., Acting Project Coordinator (ngoldstein@acct.org; 202-775-6488) or
Narcisa A. Polonio, Ed.D., Executive Vice President for Research, Education and Board Leadership Services (npolonio@acct.org; 202-276-1983)