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APLU’s Julia Michaels Presents at NASH Student Success Conference
Julia Michaels
Executive Director, Center for Public University Transformation (CPUT) & Associate Vice President, APLU

Julia Michaels, Executive Director of APLU’s Center for Public University Transformation, presented on student success efforts at the National Association of System Heads Big ReThink Conference on December 8.

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APLU’s Rodriguez Presents on Certification-Degree Pathways
Andréa Rodriguez
Director, Coalition of Urban Serving Universities (USU)

Andréa Rodriguez, Director of the Coalition of Urban Serving Universities, presented on certification-degree pathways at the 2021 Council for Adult and Experiential Learning Conference. Watch the presentation here.

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APLU’s Rodriguez Co-Authors Book Chapter on Certification to Career Pathways
Andréa Rodriguez
Director, Coalition of Urban Serving Universities (USU)

Andréa Rodriguez, Director of the Coalition of Urban Serving Universities, co-authored a chapter on certification-credential pathways in Certification-Degree Pathways: Aligning Undergraduate Curriculum to Industry Credentials and Professions.

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.

Nadasen Elected Chair of Northeast Association of Institutional Research Finance Committee
Denise Nadasen, D.M.
Assistant Vice President of Institutional Data and Analytics, Office of Academic Affairs
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, Community and Economic 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, Coalition of Urban Serving Universities (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 and USU’s González Speaks on Building Momentum & Capacity to Serve the Growing Latinx Population Panel
Mitzy González
Program Manager, Coalition of Urban Serving Universities (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.