Alumni Directory

Alumni Directory

The Postsecondary State Career Technical Education Leaders Fellowship at Advance CTE sponsored by ECMC Foundation Alumni are addressing the current challenges associated with providing high-quality CTE programming to all postsecondary learners. Based on their extensive backgrounds in education and participation in the Fellowship, these postsecondary CTE leaders offer a diverse perspective on program and institutional administrative practices and policies.

The alumni of the first two cohorts of the Fellowship are as diverse geographically as they are demographically with 19 states represented, with over 70% of each cohort representing multiple dimensions of equity historically underrepresented in CTE, including race and ethnicity, geography, sexual orientation, and gender identity. They are mid-career CTE professionals with a clear goal of postsecondary state leadership. 

Meet our Alumni

Program Director, Trades and Technical Studies
Areas of expertise:

Postsecondary CTE
Postsecondary transition

Associate Director of Admissions
Areas of expertise:

Professional Development and DEI Training for Postsecondary CTE Administrators, supporting non-binary, LGBTQIA, Latinx, low SES, and other marginalized students

Director of Customized Training, Short-Term Credentials & Apprenticeships
Areas of expertise:

Postsecondary CTE

Assistant Director
Areas of expertise:

Postsecondary CTE
Apprenticeship
Student Advising

Interim Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs
Areas of expertise:

Instructor Preparation
Postsecondary CTE Programs
DEI Initiatives

Special Programs Administrator
Areas of expertise:

Postsecondary CTE
STEM

National CTE Trainer
Areas of expertise:

Postsecondary CTE Programs, Adult learners and Continuing Education, Work-based Learning & Industry Recognized Credentials

Director, Career Education Programs & Workforce Partnerships
Areas of expertise:

Workforce Alignment, Justice-involved Learners, Postsecondary CTE and Workforce Program Development, Apprenticeships & Work-Based Learning,Perkins V

Program Director, Workforce Instruction
Areas of expertise:

Postsecondary CTE
Adult Learners
Workforce Alignment

Director, Strategic Initiatives
Areas of expertise:

Dual Enrollment Data, Research, Perkins, Career Pathways

Deputy Executive Director, Education and Labor Cabinet, Office of Adult Education
Areas of expertise:

Postsecondary CTE

Associate Professor
Areas of expertise:

Postsecondary CTE, CTE Faculty Preparation Workforce Leadership & Development

Director for Career and Technical Education
Areas of expertise:

Justice-involved adults
Postsecondary CTE Programs

Program Specialist
Areas of expertise:

Rural education
Postsecondary CTE Programs
Nontraditional learners

Director of Inclusive Excellence and Adjunct
Areas of expertise:

Postsecondary CTE,
Wraparound services for underserved student groups, with an emphasis on recent immigrants, refugees, and first-gen student populations,
Strategies to advance student success, belonging, and retention,
Student Leadership Development,
Strategic Plan Outcomes Assessment,
Hispanic-Serving Institutions

Dean
Areas of expertise:

Postsecondary enrollment
Postsecondary completion and success for API college students

Senior Director, Strategic Partnerships
Areas of expertise:

Postsecondary CTE, Apprenticeships, Strategic Planning Industry Partnerships

Director of Workforce Development
Areas of expertise:

Postsecondary CTE
Workforce ecosystem
Workforce development
Career Pathways

Assistant Dean
Areas of expertise:

Postsecondary CTE Programs
Student retention and outcomes strategies

Interim Associate Vice President of Workforce Education | Director of Corporate Training
Areas of expertise:

Justice-involved youth
Postsecondary CTE Programs

CTE Special Project and JAG State Coordinator
Areas of expertise:

Perkins Compliance, Grant Management, Career and leadership Development, Program Management, Secondary and Postsecondary Education
Postsecondary Transitions

Education Consultant Counseling, Career Development
Areas of expertise:

Career Counseling
Career Pathways
Dual Enrollment

Consultant
Areas of expertise:

Postsecondary CTE
Adult learning
Industry Engagement

Education Specialist
Areas of expertise:

Nontraditional student enrollment
Perkins Compliance

Impact

The need for this Fellowship was reflected in receiving over 150 applications across the two cohorts. Intentional selection of Fellows representing diverse identities across geography, race, ethnicity, gender and sexual identity, socioeconomic background and more were reflected in over 70 percent of the Fellowship’s participants. Advance CTE-ECMCF Fellows have already leveraged skills and networks gained through the Fellowship to pursue career advancement — five Fellows have been accepted into doctoral programs, and 45 percent of Fellows were promoted during participation in the Fellowship. 

To extend learning from this initiative, Advance CTE developed a suite of resources to assist state leaders with building the knowledge and skills to design equitable state systems and CTE programs for all learners; share the leadership stories and journey of leaders of color; and equip CTE leaders to build structure and culture that foster and sustain diverse CTE leadership pipelines. These resources include a series of brief featuring real-world projects from Advance CTE-ECMCF Fellows.

Eligibility

Each cohort of Fellows is comprised of professionals from diverse career pathways with substantial knowledge of and experience in CTE including aspiring leaders from: state education, labor and workforce agencies; two and four-year colleges and area technical centers; nonprofits and career technical student organizations; and industry.

Additional information about this opportunity can be found in the Fellowship fact sheet

If you have any questions about the Fellowship, contact Senior Advisor Dr. Kevin Johnson at [email protected].