Dhanfu E. Elston (pronounced: dah-NEE-foo) serves as Complete College America’s Chief of Staff and Senior Vice President for Strategy. He utilizes his national policy and campus expertise for practical application, implementation, scaling, and branding of student success and workforce aligned strategies across CCA’s Alliance of states, systems, and consortia. Elston leads CCA’s Purpose First strategy to align guided pathways with major choice and career alignment. He previously led institutional completion and retention efforts at minority-serving institutions that garnered national attention, including Georgia State University, Purdue University Northwest, and Clark Atlanta University.
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