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Senior Director, Member Engagement
As senior director of member engagement at CAEL, Jeannie McCarron collaborates closely with members to ensure that CAEL’s value to members, and all corresponding member services, are relevant, current, and useful to the community. She brings knowledge and expertise in engagement strategies and best practices from her previous work as director of the Council for Accelerated Programs (CAP) at Regis University. After serving on the original team that founded CAP from a start-up grant from the Lumina Foundation for Education, McCarron became the board-appointed Director and served in this role for over 12 years before being recruited by CAEL. She also has experience as an Associate Business Consultant at Coopers & Lybrand, and worked in outside sales at Honeywell and Procter & Gamble.
McCarron holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Colorado State University, a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Colorado Denver, and a master’s degree in Nonprofit Management from Regis University.
McCarron enjoys hot yoga, hitting a nearby hiking trail, or zipping along the many bike paths near her home. She also enjoys watercolor painting and writing, travelling, and spending time with her three sons and two dogs.
Links to Related Work:
- Leading from Experience: An Adult Learning Advocate Who Has Been There https://evolllution.com/attracting-students/customer_service/leading-from-experience-an-adult-learning-advocate-who-has-been-there/
- System Perspectives on Serving Adult Learners in the Wake of the Pandemic https://evolllution.com/attracting-students/todays_learner/system-perspectives-on-serving-adult-learners-in-the-wake-of-the-pandemic/
- The Accelerated Online Program https://pt.slideshare.net/JeannieMcCarron/beyond-the-classroom-the-accelerated-online-program
- Resilience in Serving Adult Students in a Changing Landscape: Solutions and Innovations in Prior Learning Assessment https://www.combase.org/members/pdf/2018-Combase-Program.pdf
Areas of Expertise
Jeannie has extensive expertise in the design and implementation of accelerated postsecondary programs and in a wide range of other strategies to support adult learners. Other areas of expertise include adult learner personas, adult learner barriers/challenges, and advocating and making the business case for PLA. Jeannie is also a subject matter expert in membership organization sustainability and growth, and understands the marketing element that membership organizations must consider when communicating value propositions to members.