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.

  • Ted Mitchell

    American Council on Education
  • Moises Mendoza

    Williams College
  • Martín Moreno

    Georgetown University
  • Elaina Mulé

    Senior Manager of Community Development
    Charles Schwab
  • Dr. Elsa Núñez

    Eastern Connecticut State University
  • Jesse O’Connell

    Strategy Director
    Lumina Foundation
  • Jane Oates

  • Angie Paccione

    Executive Director
    Colorado Department of Higher Education
  • Iris Palmer

    Senior Advisor for Higher Education and Workforce
    New America
  • Amelia Parnell

    Vice President for Research and Policy
    NASPA - Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education
  • Steve Patridge

    Vice President of Workforce Development
    Northern Virginia Community College
  • Denise Pearson

    Vice President, Academic Affairs and Initiatives
    State Higher Education Executive Officers (SHEEO)
  • Caylonna Perdue

    University of Central Florida
  • Mysia Perry

    University of Richmond
  • Andre Perry

    David M. Rubenstein Fellow in the Metropolitan Policy Program
    Brookings Institution
  • Deborah J. Bushway, Ph.D.

    President & CEO
    Northwestern Health Sciences University
  • Michelle Asha Cooper, Ph.D.

    Institute for Higher Education Policy
  • Michale McComis, Ph.D.

    Executive Director & CEO
    Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges
  • Sarah Pingel

    Senior Policy Analyst
    Education Commission of the States
  • Russ Poulin

    Director, Policy and Analysis
  • Dr. Lyle Roelofs

    Berea College
  • Edmundo Saavedra

    Regional Sales Director
  • Carlo Salerno

    Vice President for Research
  • Jonell Sanchez

    Vice President of Education Solutions
    National Student Clearinghouse
  • Myrta Santana-Santini

    Elon University
  • Deborah Santiago

    Chief Executive Officer
    Excelencia in Education
  • Deborah Santiago

    co-founder and Chief Executive Officer
    Excelencia in Education
  • Chandra Scott

    Director, Strategic Outcomes
    Mobile Area Education Foundation
  • Jamie Segar

    Design Lead
    University Innovation Alliance
  • Reid Setzer

    Government Affairs Director
    Young Invincibles

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