Robert L. Todd is the Director, Policy and Partnership Development for the University System of Georgia’s Office of Educational Access and Success. He currently leads multiple initiatives to address the goals of the USG Complete College Georgia plan. These include the Gates Foundation Next Generation Degree in 3 Project to provide four-year degrees in shortened time via guided pathways. He directs efforts to review and publish the Complete College Georgia plans for state institutions of higher education, grants and administers Innovation project funding for institutions, and creates state/regional symposia to support university efforts. Previously, he directed the Georgia Institute of Technology’s “Accessible Information Laboratory” where he conducted research, teaching and information dissemination on new models of STEM education. Todd provides skills in grant writing, project direction, and research and implementation of new models in education.
Heather Collins is the Policy Analyst for the University System’s Office of Academic Affairs. In her role as Policy Analyst, Heather works with System Office staff and institutional representatives to review policies and procedures affecting college completion. Prior to joining the University System, she spent several years working in philanthropy and with nonprofits, focusing on the postsecondary experience of underrepresented and non-traditional students. Heather earned her bachelor’s degree from Duke University and a master’s degree in higher education from the University of Pennsylvania.
Jonathan Watts Hull is Assistant Director Policy and Partnership Development in the Office of Educational Access and Success at the Board of Regents University System of Georgia (USG). Prior to joining the USG, Jonathan Watts Hull spent 16 years at the Southern Legislative Conference, a non-partisan, non-profit research group serving state government, where he was Senior Policy Manager with responsibility for policy analysis and development in the areas of education, agriculture and rural development. He has served two tours with the U.S. Peace Corps in East Africa (Tanzania 89-91; Uganda 95-97) and has also worked at National Public Radio in Washington, D.C. and at the University Musical Society, a performing arts presenter, in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Jonathan is a graduate of the University of Virginia, with degrees in English and Religious Studies.
Lesley Anne Fenton joined the Office of Educational Access and Success as Project Coordinator in September 2012. Prior to joining the System Office, she worked as an Institutional Effectiveness Specialist at Georgia Regents University. In her role as Project Coordinator, Lesley Anne works on projects and events related to the Complete College Georgia initiative. She earned her Bachelor's degree in Public Relations from the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia in 2010.