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NKU developed the Framework to be responsive to student needs and environmental changes. We are fortunate to have already designed the guideposts of Success by Design to ground us during these turbulent times.

What will success look like?

  • Superior (peer-leading) Student Success outcomes
  • Innovative public-private partnerships to support Access, Completion, and Career and Community Engagement
  • A culture of transparency, collaboration and alignment to support Access, Completion and Career and Community Engagement
  • A more sustainable NKU to ensure growth and longevity
  • A stronger NKU brand and identity with a clear focus on Access, Completion and Career and Community Engagement

 

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First Five

Affordability, pipeline, coordinated care, curriculum and entrepreneurship & innovation are the first five initiatives in the Universities efforts to advance student success.

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SbD Events

See the full list of upcoming events and a historical account of past SbD events.

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First Five

Affordability, pipeline, coordinated care, curriculum and entrepreneurship & innovation are the first five initiatives in the Universities efforts to advance student success.

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Timeline

Explore the Success by Design process and milestones.

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SbD Events

See the full list of upcoming events and a historical account of past SbD events.

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Meet the VPCSO

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Bonita Brown
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I am thrilled to be part of the NKU family! … Success by Design is singularly focused on enhancing and improving out student success efforts at NKU. Leading strategic planning energizes me, knowing NKU can deliver a quality education with continual evaluation and improvement of how we best support students.
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Ms. Bonita Brown
Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer
800 Lucas Admin Center
(859) 572-5172
brownb33@nku.edu

 

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Bonita is our inaugural Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer. She is tasked with campus-wide oversight and execution of our Success by Design strategic framework.Bonita previously served as the vice president for Network Engagement at Achieving the Dream, a national non-profit leader that champions evidence-based institutional improvement in community colleges across the country. In this role, she was responsible for supporting a network of over 220 community colleges in 41 states as they work to implement sustainable, campus wide student success efforts. Prior to her role at Achieving the Dream, Bonita served as the director of Higher Education Practice with the Education Trust in Washington D.C. While at the Education Trust, she created and led an initiative entitled Optimizing Academic Success and Institutional Strategy (OASIS), which was a national network of regional, comprehensive, minority serving institutions that enroll large numbers of low-income students and students of color.Bonita received her BA in history from Wake Forest University and her JD from Wake Forest University School of Law.

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