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.

  • Susie Shannon

    President & CEO
    South Carolina Council on Competitiveness
  • Hadass Sheffer

    Graduate! Network, Inc.
  • Michele Siqueiros

    The Campaign for College Opportunity
  • Hon. Margaret Spellings

    University of North Carolina System
  • Yolanda Watson Spiva

    Complete College America
  • Brian Sponsler

    Vice President, Policy and Director, Postsecondary and Workforce Development
    Education Commission of the States
  • Jeff Strohl

    Director of Research
    Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce
  • Dr. Becky Takeda-Tinker

    President & CEO
    Colorado State University-Global
  • Terri Taylor

    Strategy Director
    Lumina Foundation
  • Dr. Jason Taylor

    Assistant Professor, Educational Leadership & Policy
    The University of Utah
  • Diego Tum-Monge

  • Jason Tyszko

    Vice President, Center for Education and Workforce
    U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation
  • Rachel Vilsack

    Senior Fellow
    National Skills Coalition
  • Mamie Voight

    Vice President of Policy Research
    Institute for Higher Education Policy
  • Eric Waldo

    Executive Director
    Reach Higher
  • Carrie Welton

    Director of Policy
    The Hope Center
  • Katherine Wheatle

    Strategy Officer for Finance and Federal Policy
    Lumina Foundation
  • Sarah Whitley

    Senior Director, Center for First-generation Student Success
  • Adrian Williams

    Student Body Vice-President
    Wright State University
  • Amanda Winters

    Program Director
    National Govenors Association
  • Robert Wright

    Research Assistant
    Center for Justice at Columbia University
  • Jan Yoshiwara

    Executive Director
    Washington State Board of Community and Technical Colleges

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