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Staff Highlights: 2020

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APLU's Anderson to Speak at University of Utah Forum on Establishing Anti-Racist Policy
Eugene L. Anderson, Ph.D.
Vice President, External Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

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

Register now!

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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. 

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

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