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In a recent interview with The EvoLLLution, UNCG Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Dana Dunn discussed the university’s commitment to supporting students, particularly those from underserved populations.

Head shot of Provost Dana Dunn
Dr. Dana Dunn

“We use a combination of data and hands-on care, a series of multiple touch points to meet the different needs of our students,” Dunn said in the Q&A, which was featured on the home page of the online higher education newspaper. “Predictive modeling helps us identify students who may be less likely to succeed without support. We are deliberate about monitoring students’ progress and intervening early on when there is an indication of a problem.”

In recent months, UNCG has been recognized nationally for its efforts in supporting students of all backgrounds. In March, the university was named a top-performing institution in a report by The Education Trust that investigates black student success at the university level. UNCG is also one of 31 educational institutions to join the Frontier Set, a new model of partnership that is part the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s effort to increase postsecondary credential and degree attainment.

Additionally, UNCG was highlighted earlier this semester by The Chronicle of Higher Education in an article titled “How a University Fights to Keep Students’ Demographics from Becoming Their Destiny.”

To read the full Q&A with Dunn in The EvoLLLution, click here.

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