Dr. Donnell Butler is the Founder and President of Opportunity College. In partnership with public high schools, career pathway programs, and innovative universities, Opportunity College is piloting two programs beginning summer 2021 to evaluate an affordable, career-connected, student-centered, online, postsecondary model that seeks to accelerate first-generation, low-income students into purpose-filled lives and upward mobility. Donnell has over 15 years of research and practice experience in identifying and enhancing individual capabilities and institutional actions that improve college student access and success. Most recently, he co-led the Next Generation Initiative , as the Senior Associate Dean for Planning and Analysis of Student Outcomes at Franklin & Marshall College (F&M).  He is a Pahara-Aspen Education Fellow and member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.  Before F&M, he directed research and development of background survey questionnaires for the Natio
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