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Welcome to the 2016 Yale SOM Education Leadership Conference! We look forward to seeing you in New Haven on April 7-8. Feel free to take a look at the conference agenda below. If you have any questions, please reach out to educationconference@yale.edu
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Friday, April 8 • 3:00pm - 4:15pm
Community Colleges and Career Readiness: Getting Students from High School to College and Beyond

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Community colleges play an important role in providing a pathway to economic opportunities, especially those for whom four-year colleges are not the best option. However, completion rates for community college students are historically very low, and many students who enroll never see significant benefits from their studies. This panel will present innovations to raise completion rates and will highlight successful examples of career technical education programs and high school to college career pathways programs.

Moderators
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Elisabeth Barnett

Senior Research Associate, CCRC/NCREST, Teachers College, Columbia University
Dr. Elisabeth Barnett is Senior Research Associate at the Community College Research Center (CCRC) at Teachers College, Columbia University and also serves as Associate Director of the National Center for Education, Schools and Teaching (NCREST) at Teachers College. Dr. Barnett’s research interests relate to access to college, high school to college transition, community colleges, workforce education, international education, and high... Read More →

Speakers
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Amy Loyd, EdLD

Senior Director, Pathways to Prosperity Network, Jobs for the Future
Amy Loyd is the Senior Director of the Pathways to Prosperity Network, a collaboration of Jobs for the Future, the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and member states and regions working to improve education and career outcomes for young people. In this role, she supports states and regions in creating, implementing, and scaling sustainable policies, infrastructure, and practices to build systems of career pathways. For over 15 years, Dr... Read More →
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Erika Lynch

Workforce Development Coordinator, Gateway Community College
Erika Lynch started working for Gateway Community College in 2006 as the Health Careers Advisor. This position was the result of collaboration between the local Workforce Investment Board (Workforce Alliance) and Gateway Community College. She provided a comprehensive outreach, testing and advisement services for individuals looking for higher education in a health profession. In 2012 she was hired to be the Workforce Development Coordinator... Read More →
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Sarah Tankoos

Director of Operations + National Tour Manager, The Future Project
Before joining The Future Project in January 2012, Sarah Tankoos served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Guatemala from 2009-2011, where she managed an integrated youth development program for students, teachers, school leaders and parents, and led a community-driven construction project to build two eco-classrooms made out of recycled materials. That kind of creativity and resourcefulness comes in handy as she works with The Future Project's... Read More →
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Dr. Theresa Williams

Director for STEM Initiatives and Special Projects, City University of New York
Dr. Theresa Williams has over twenty years of experience in urban, suburban, public and private higher education settings, focusing on the liberal arts, career-oriented education, and research. Her experience as a higher education administrator is grounded in providing access and improving student success, including retention and graduation. Prior to joining CUNY Central ASAP, Dr. Williams served as Assistant Provost at Medgar Evers College... Read More →


Friday April 8, 2016 3:00pm - 4:15pm
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