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APLU's Martin Speaks on Supporting Rural Colleges Through Collaboration
Sheila A. Martin, Ph.D.
Vice President, Economic Development & Community Engagement (OEDCE)

Sheila Martin, APLU's Vice President for Economic Development and Community Engagement, spoke on a panel at the Western Academic Leadership Forum about supporting rural colleges through collaboration.

Cole-Smith to Deliver Keynote at NASPA Symposium on Military-Connected Students
Amy Cole-Smith
Associate Director, External Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (EDEI)

Amy Cole-Smith, APLU’s Associate Director for External Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, will deliver the keynote speech at the NASPA Symposium on Military-Connected Students on February 26.

Nadasen Elected Chair of Northeast Association of Institutional Research Finance Committee
Denise Nadasen, DM
Assistant Vice President, Data & Policy Analysis (DPA)
Denise Nadasen, APLU’s Assistant Vice President, Data and Policy Analysis, was elected to serve as the Chair of the Northeast Association of Institutional Research’s Finance Committee. The committee oversees the group’s annual budget, maintains financial controls, and advises on the strategic use of funds.
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APLU Vice President for International Programs speaks on the impact of a Biden Administration on Canadian Higher Education
Bernard Burrola
Vice President, International Engagement

Bernie Burrola, Vice President for International Programs at APLU speaks to members of the Canadian Bureau for International Education  on January 26 on how the new administration's policies and actions will impact international higher education and Canada. View the session here

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APLU and USU's González Featured in Diverse Issues in Higher Education Article
Mitzy González
Program Manager, USU
APLU and USU's Mitzy González was recently spotlighted in an article from Diverse Issues in Higher Education. The article features González's extensive background in higher education and provides insight on what motivates her to serve students and communities across the nation. Learn more about Mitzy and read the article here
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APLU's Anderson Speaks at University of Utah Forum on Establishing Anti-Racist Policy
Eugene L. Anderson, Ph.D.
Vice President, External Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (EDEI)

APLU's Dr. Eugene Anderson joined the University of Utah's Friday Forum series on Establishing Anti-Racist Policy. The October 23rd Friday Forum addressed how organizations approach developing anti-racist policies and what is necessary to make change. 

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APLU and USU’s González Speaks on Building Momentum & Capacity to Serve the Growing Latinx Population Panel
Mitzy González
Program Manager, USU

Florida has the 3rd largest Latino population in the nation. In the last decade, Central Florida has received some of the largest waves of Latinos and Puerto Ricans. As the fastest growing demographic, Mitzy spoke on the importance of preparing this workforce for postsecondary education and offering the support they need to succeed. The October 15th session offered an overview of population trends, what it means to be a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and the importance of university-community partnerships.

View the key takeaways and recording. 

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APLU and USU's Rodriguez Authors Blog on Supporting and Serving Students Following the Covid-19 Pandemic
Andréa Rodriguez
Director, Coalition of Urban Serving Universities (USU)

In a new post for Project APPLY, APLU/USU’s Andréa Rodriguez and Dr. Laura Couturier, Principal of HCM Strategists, emphasize the importance of creating nimble learning pathways critical to support and serve today’s students following the COVID-19 era. Read the article here.

APLU's Ruble Presents Capstone at North Carolina A&T State University Virtual Staff Institute
Sandra (Sandy) Ruble
Assistant Director, Cooperative Extension System/ECOP

Sandy Ruble, Assistant Director for Cooperative Extension and ECOP at APLU, presented at the North Carolina A&T State University Virtual Staff Institute in August. Her presentation covered critical lessons on career development within Cooperative Extension.

APLU's Shalin Jyotishi Pens Op-Ed on Improving Student Workforce Outcomes
Shalin Jyotishi
Assistant Director, Economic Development and Community Engagement

In a new op-ed for RealClearEducation, APLU’s Shalin Jyotishi and Karen Elzey, Associate Executive Director of Workcred, assert that in the COVID-19 era, combinding industry certification and college degrees is a win for students, employers, and institutions. Read the article here.

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