Issue 20: Bridging the Connection Between Higher Education and the Workforce

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Eric Waldo

Eric Waldo

Executive Director, Reach Higher

Eric Waldo is the Executive Director of Michelle Obama’s Reach Higher initiative. His role cuts across policy, advocacy, and community engagement to further the goal that the United States once again leads the world in terms of college graduates. Waldo now runs Reach Higher out of the nonprofit membership organization, The Common Application, where he continues to lead Mrs. Obama’s college access and completion work, and where he also serves as the Chief Access & Equity Officer.

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