Through technology-enabled advising and IPASS initiatives, advisers and faculty have greater access to information and interventions to help students stay on the path to graduation and support student success at their institutions.
BiographyAs Director for iPASS Implementation Services Ana is leading and delivering support for the iPASS2 grant. iPASS stands for Integrated Planning and Advising for Student Success in higher education. Ana joined EDUCAUSE in 2015 with over 35 years of higher education experience, mostly focused on using technology to transform how institutions can positively impact student success. Ana was part of the executive team at Starfish Retention Solutions in Rosslyn, VA, she lead the service division, focusing efforts on helping institutions deploy new technology with measurable outcomes directly tied to student retention and completion. She also held leadership positions at Datatel, Inc (now part of Ellucian), Barry University in Miami, FL and Columbia University, NY, NY. She earned a MA degree in Educational Administration from Teachers College - Columbia University and a BBA degree from Florida International University. As part of her work in creating and delivering impactful services that help shape and transform organizations she completed an Executive Program in Leading Professional Services at Harvard University. She is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese.
Recent studies reinforce that helping students choose the right major, explore their options, and stay on track to complete their degree have to be intertwined in order to help students succeed.
Transformation requires colleges to change how they do business. This is what we observed when we provided training in change leadership to make it happen.