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Kay McClenney

Kay McClenney is director of the Center for Community College Student Engagement and a faculty member in the Community College Leadership Program (CCLP) at the University of Texas at Austin. The center conducts the Community College Survey of Student Engagement and the Survey of Entering Student Engagement and has surveyed nearly two million community college students at more than 800 colleges in 50 states. McClenney also directs the center’s Initiative on Student Success, a long-term student focus group research initiative supported by the MetLife Foundation and Houston Endowment. Also within the CCLP, she is senior consultant to the University of Texas/CCLP work on the national Achieving the Dream initiative and co-director of Student Success BY THE NUMBERS, funded by the Greater Texas Foundation. She was co-director of the California Leadership Alliance for Student Success and of the national Bridges to Opportunity initiative. She previously served for 10 years as vice president and chief operating officer of the Education Commission of the States.