The CAEL team draws great strength from its varied set of backgrounds and skills. But we hold one very important quality in common: dedicated expertise in forging the connections between learning and work that adult learners—and their communities—depend on for social mobility and economic equity.
Beth Doyle, Ed.D.
Senior Vice President, Initiatives & Solutions
Dr. Beth Doyle has extensive experience transforming departments into highly driven, results-oriented teams. As a former and forever adult learner, she demonstrates an uncompromised commitment to the mission and holds herself accountable to lead and deliver results. Doyle specializes in approaches to support adult learners in higher education, designing and implementing high-quality credit for prior learning (CPL) programs and marketing strategies targeted to adult populations. Other areas of expertise include stackable credentials, using labor market information for program design, career pathways, upskilling/reskilling, adult learner personas, adult learner barriers/challenges, promoting equity in programs that support adult learners, and supporting veterans and other underserved adult learner populations in postsecondary education.
As Senior Vice President for Initiatives & Solutions at CAEL, Doyle oversees a team providing services for workforce and economic developers, postsecondary education institutions, and employers who improve adult learning opportunities. Her team manages large multi-year projects, delivers professional development offerings, and provides technology-enabled tools that scale prior learning assessment and career navigation.
Doyle joined CAEL in 2006. Previously, she was the Associate Vice President for Marketing and Communications and Vice President for Higher Education Services at CAEL, working directly with CAEL’s highest-level clients and partners to raise awareness of CAEL’s mission and provide services and training. She has developed alliances and led fundraising initiatives. Doyle also has 20 years of experience in branding, marketing, and public relations, which she began building at a Chicago advertising agency.
Doyle started her learning journey at a community college and earned her bachelor’s degree as a returning adult student at DePaul University. She also completed the Executive Development Program at Michigan State University and earned her Ed.D at Fielding Graduate University. As a former returning adult student, Doyle understands the adult learner journey and is committed to providing others with those learning and career opportunities.