John N. Gardner Institute for Excellence in Undergraduate Education

Dr. Tony Scinta is the Vice Provost of Academic Innovation & Student Success at Nevada State College (NSC). Dr. Scinta has invested heavily in efforts designed to improve instruction, enhance student support services, refine curricula, and generally advance the fortunes of the college’s largely non-traditional, under-served student population. He has assisted with the creation of strategic plans for the entire campus and the School of Liberal Arts & Sciences, led institutional accreditation efforts as the liaison to the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, and guided the development of college-wide academic programs, including the Gateways to Completion program run in conjunction with the John N. Gardner Institute.

In his current role, Dr. Scinta is contributing to the college’s drive to increase student retention and graduation rates. To this end, much of his time is invested in improvements to the first two years of the college experience, the successful integration of academic and student affairs, and an examination of how data-driven decisions and the application of effective technologies can promote improved student and institutional outcomes.

Prior to beginning his career at NSC, Dr. Scinta earned his Ph.D. from the social psychology program at the University of California, Los Angeles and spent two years as a visiting professor at Williams College.