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APLU and USU's Rodriguez Authors Blog on Supporting and Serving Students Following the Covid-19 Pandemic
Andréa Rodriguez
Director, 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/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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APLU’s Anderson Leads Workshop on Examining Diversity in Engineering
Eugene L. Anderson, Ph.D.
Vice President, External Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

In May, Dr. Eugene Anderson, APLU’s Vice President for Access and Success, presented at a virtual workshop, Examining Diversity in Engineering: From National to Local Exploration and Problem‐Solving, at the University at Albany.

APLU's Jyotishi and Martin Pen Op-Ed on Boosting American Manufacturing
Shalin Jyotishi
Assistant Director, Economic Development and Community Engagement

In a new op-ed for IndustryWeek, APLU’s Shalin Jyotishi and Sheila Martin share findings from research around how public research universities are partnering with American manufacturers and federal manufacturing centers to boost innovation and competitiveness. Read the article here

APLU’s Perkins Leads Session on Closing Achievement Gaps by Addressing Inequities on Campus
Christel Perkins, Ed.D.
Deputy Executive Director, USU
APLU’s Christel Perkins, Melissa Rivas, and Lynn Brabender led a session on new approaches for achieving equitable student outcomes at College Complete America’s Annual Convening in mid-December. Their session explored the work of APLU’s Powered by Publics initiative.
APLU's Jyotishi Appointed Member of the U.S. Youth Working Group to the United Nations
Shalin Jyotishi
Assistant Director, Economic Development and Community Engagement

Born out of the U.S. National Commission for UNESCO, the Youth Working Group's is committed to igniting action that positively impacts the lives of 47 million young Americans with a focus on achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Through partnerships, the Youth Working Group serves as a sustainable hub for U.S. youth leadership. Jyotishi will contribute expertise to efforts focused on education and workforce development, technology and innovation, and economic growth. 

APLU’s Jyotishi Pens Op-Ed on Certification-Degree Pathways for IndustryWeek
Shalin Jyotishi
Assistant Director, Economic Development and Community Engagement

In an op-ed for IndustryWeek, APLU’s Shalin Jyotishi and Workcred’s Isabel Cardenas-Navia share how embedding certifications into a 4-year degree can address the skills gap in manufacturing, while promoting life-long learning. Read the full op-ed here

APLU’s Jyotishi speaks about the Future of Work at World Bank Conference
Shalin Jyotishi
Assistant Director, Economic Development and Community Engagement

As part of the 2019 Vision 20/20 Conference, APLU’s Shalin Jyotishi joined fellow panelists Debbie Hughes, Senior Advisor, Walmart; David Pang, Partner, Advisory Market Leader, Washington DC Metro Area at KPMG US; and Tony Scardino, Managing Principal at Grant Thornton Public Sector for a discussion around the Future of Work and trends in workforce preparedness. The conference was held at the World Bank and organized by Leadership ASCEND, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, and the World Economic Forum Global Shapers.

APLU's Jyotishi Publishes Article for Institute for International Education
Shalin Jyotishi
Assistant Director, Economic Development and Community Engagement

The article entitled, How Universities are Addressing the "False Choice" Between Education and Employment Readiness of Students, highlighted three critical strategies APLU member institutions are leveraging to strengthen student workforce and employability outcomes. The article also highlighted case studies of the three strategies being deployed at APLU member institutions.