Insights & Outlooks

Fresh Perspectives on Higher Learning

Meet the Contributors

Insights & Outlooks features leaders with thoughtful insights into the issues that today’s students are facing and upturning the conventional wisdom on connecting students to higher learning opportunity. Our contributors come from both within and outside of Washington, D.C. and include students, advocates, analysts, policymakers as well as institutional and business leaders.

  • Yoslin Amaya Hernandez

    University of Maryland
  • Harry Holzer

    Nonresident Senior Fellow
    Brookings Institution
  • Danette Howard

    Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer
    Lumina Foundation
  • Michael Itzkowitz

    Senior Fellow
    Third Way
  • Zenani Johnson

    University of West Florida
  • Geronimo M. Rodriguez Jr

    Chief Advocacy Officer
    Ascension Texas
  • Collin Kane

    Cornell University
  • Laura Keane

    Chief Policy Officer
  • Walter Kimbrough

    Dillard University
  • Kimo Kippen

    Chief Learning Officer and Global Ambassador
    Hilton Worldwide
  • Jillian Klein

    Vice President, Government & Regulatory Affairs
    Strategic Education, Inc.
  • Becky Klein-Collins

    Vice President, Impact
  • Andy Van Kleunen

    National Skills Coalition
  • Ed Klonoski

    Charter Oak State College
  • Mike Krause

    Executive Director
    Tennessee Higher Education Commission
  • James Kvaal

    The Institute for College Access & Success
  • Amy Laitinen

    director for higher education
    New America
  • Rachel Lautigar

    University of Louisiana at Lafayette
  • Paul LeBlanc

    Southern New Hampshire University
  • Nicole Lynn Lewis

    Founder & CEO
    Generation Hope
  • Amy Li

    Assistant Professor of Higher Education and Student Affairs Leadership
    University of Northern Colorado
  • Ivy Love

    Policy Analyst
    New America
  • Kenyatta Lovett

    Executive Director
    Complete Tennessee
  • Teresa Lubbers

    Indiana Commission for Higher Education
  • Andy MacCracken

    Co-Founder & Executive Director
    National Campus Leadership Council
  • Dr. Leah Matthews

    Executive Director
  • Jim McCorkell

    CEO and Founder
    College Possible
  • Scot McLemore

    Technical Workforce Development Manager
    Honda North America, Inc.
  • Candice McQueen

    Chief Executive Officer
  • Jamie Merisotis

    President & CEO
    Lumina Foundation

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