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Scott A. Campbell, Ph.D
Vice President, Higher Education Partnerships
As vice president of higher education partnerships at CAEL, Dr. Scott Campbell works with postsecondary education institutions to help them become more responsive to the unique and changing needs of adult learners.
Prior to CAEL, Campbell was the Dean of the School of Graduate and Professional Studies at Edgewood College in Madison, WI. He also served as the Executive Director for Partnership Development at Regis University, New Ventures, and as the Director of Student Activities at Regis University. Campbell received his bachelor’s degree at the University of Oklahoma and earned his master’s degree in Higher Education Administration from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. He later completed a PhD program in Higher Education and Student Affairs Leadership at the University of Northern Colorado.
Earlier in life, Campbell was drafted by the Montreal Expos. More recently, he was honored by the State of Wisconsin for his work supporting veterans at Edgewood College and served as a board member of the Wisconsin Veterans Museum Foundation.
Links to Related Work:
- Reaction to Crisis: Adult Higher Education’s Lessons Learned - Key Findings and 13 Actionable Steps to Improve Experiences for Adult Learners The DeBruce Foundation, KC Scholars, and CAEL, 2020-2021.
- The Art and Science of Serving Adult Learners. CAEL, American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU), and Society for College and University Planning (SCUP), 2021.
Areas of Expertise
Scott has extensive expertise on approaches to adult learners in postsecondary education, as well as in marketing, designing, and implementing high-quality prior learning assessment (PLA)/credit for prior learning (CPL) programs. Other areas of expertise include stackable credentials, career pathways, upskilling/reskilling, non-credit to credit pathways, postsecondary education change strategies, adult learner personas, adult learner barriers/challenges, supporting Latino adult students in postsecondary education, postsecondary education accreditation, student veterans services, and online program development.