Timothy Renick

Executive Director

National Institute for Student Success at Georgia State University

Timothy Renick is the Executive Director of the National Institute for Student Success and Professor of Religious Studies at Georgia State University in Atlanta. From 2008-2020, he led the university’s student success efforts, overseeing among the fastest improving graduation rates in the nation and the elimination of all equity gaps based on students’ race, ethnicity and income level. Georgia State now awards more bachelor’s degrees to African Americans than any other non-profit college or university in the U.S. Dr. Renick has testified on strategies to help low-income college students succeed before the U.S. Senate and has twice been invited to speak ay the White House. His student-success work has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, CNN and Time and cited by former President Obama. Fortune magazine named Dr. Renick one of the World’s 50 Greatest Leaders for his pioneering work in transforming the field of student success.