Timothy Renick is Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Success, Vice Provost, and Professor of Religious Studies at Georgia State University. He has served as Chair of the Department of Religious Studies and Director of the Honors Program. Since 2008, he has directed the student success and enrollment efforts of the university, overseeing among the fastest improving graduation rates in the nation and the elimination of all achievement gaps based on students’ race, ethnicity or income level.
Dr. Renick has testified before the U.S. Senate on strategies for helping university students succeed and has twice been invited to speak at the White House. His work has been covered by the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and CNN and cited by President Obama. He was named one of 2016’s Most Innovative People in Higher Education by Washington Monthly, and in 2015 received the inaugural Award for National Leadership in Student Success, Innovation and Collaboration from the University Innovation Alliance. He currently is principal investigator for a $9 million U.S. Department of Education grant to study the impact of proactive, predictive-analytics-based advisement on 10,000 low-income and first-generation students nationally.
A summa cum laude graduate of Dartmouth College, Dr. Renick holds his M.A. and Ph.D. in Religion from Princeton University.