Introduction to the Blog Series
APLU is deeply interested in how higher education institutions transform to meet the evolving needs of students and communities. That’s why we’re thrilled to explore the University of Wyoming’s involvement in the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Intermediaries for Scale (IFS) initiative and its impact on campus culture and student success. The University joined the IFS initiative to scale student success solutions, increase its collective capacity in key areas, and create lasting change on campus.
Through its IFS involvement, the University of Wyoming has assembled a dedicated team of decision-makers and influencers to identify opportunities and implement strategies to help more students succeed. This team has been instrumental in driving cultural change and guiding the University’s strategic development.
As we enter another graduation season, we’re excited to follow the University of Wyoming’s journey toward transformation and equitable student success. In this bi-monthly blog series, we’ll explore the impact of the IFS initiative and discuss broader implications for other universities. We’ll examine the challenges and opportunities in scaling student success initiatives and creating meaningful change on campuses.
This series is the first in-depth profile of an IFS cohort member and its progress toward transformation. APLU intends to highlight the work of other IFS-cohort members in the coming months. We hope this series provides an opportunity to understand the story of a transforming institution and how it has overcome challenges to achieve meaningful results.
We also hope this blog series will be a valuable resource for the student success community and anyone seeking positive change on their campuses. We believe the University of Wyoming’s experiences and insights can inspire other institutions to improve student success and drive transformation. Stay tuned for more about their journey and impact on student success in the coming months!