Clients and Projects
Below please find a sampling of my clients with a short description of my role as a policy and organizational advisor and how it helped them facilitate change. Also please find community-oriented projects on which I serve or have been appointed as a leader.
ACE is the largest higher education organization in the United States and provides leadership and advocacy for colleges and universities around the nation. ACE also provides services to adult learners through a range of program designed to help them leverage all the learning the accumulate in formal and informal education settings. These program include a credit recommendation services for corporate and military training as well as programs to facilitate veteran’s persistence and success in higher education.
I am currently working as a special policy advisor to ACE’s President Molly Broad to provide support for further development of these important post-traditional learner programs.
Western Governors University is an online university driven by a mission to expand access to higher education through online, competency-based degree programs. WGU has flourished into a national university, serving more than 38,000 students from all 50 states.
The university continues to open doors for adult learners who need flexibility to achieve their education and career goals. WGU’s innovative competency-based academic approach makes it possible, allowing individuals to fit their education into their lives, not the other way around.
I am working with WGU on a project to provide technical assistance to colleges around the United States interested in adapting WGU’s approach to their own missions’ and needs.
I was appointed to the National Board of the Fund for Improvement of Postsecondary Education(FIPSE) by Education Secretary, Arne Duncan in 2011. In my role as a board member, I advise the Department on program and initiative development.
I serve as a member of the Century Foundation’s Taskforce on Community Colleges. In this role, I advise the Foundation on policy formation and publications with regard to community Colleges.
Maricopa Community Colleges is a District of ten colleges and two skill centers that work as “One Maricopa” to meet the diverse educational needs of the citizens of Maricopa County.
The District emphasizes smooth transitions to four-year institutions, and provides a multitude of both transferable courses and occupational programs providing certificates and degrees that lead to jobs and careers. Partnerships with business and industry add to the quality of our educational programs and provide community links for our colleges and our students.
My work with Maricopa, commissioned by Chancellor Rufus Glasper, included working with the leadership team to explore disruptive technologies and how they could be used to improve institutional performance with a particular focus on developmental education.
The Seattle Community College District is $100 million+ system of three community colleges serving over 48,000 students. SCCD colleges provide a full range of academic and workforce programs designed to prepare students for success in life and work.
My work with the SCCD, comissioned by Chancellor Jill Wakefield, entailed strategic planning with system President’s and their leadership teams to develop cross system strategies for improving enrollment and enhancing the leadership profile of the system in the Greater Puget Sound Region.