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CAEL Announces 2023 Ambassadors

Diverse Cohort of Experts Leads Policy and Procedures Pivotal in Adult Learning, Workforce Success 

INDIANAPOLIS – CAEL today announced the 2023 members of its Ambassador program, a volunteer leadership organization for CAEL members. CAEL Ambassadors offer their experience and expertise to increase strategic interaction among educators, workforce organizations, and employers. CAEL views such collaboration as critical to making adult learner success the thriving link between learning and work and an engine of equitable economic mobility.

“Our Ambassadors have a frontline perspective on endemic and emerging issues within the adult learning ecosystem,” said Christine Carpenter, senior vice president of engagement for CAEL. “We are grateful for their generosity in sharing their expertise and leadership with not only CAEL members but the broader community of our stakeholders, who are present within every segment of our nation’s education-employment continuum.” 

The following members have been named to the 2023 CAEL Ambassador program:

Dr. Lorraine Beach, campus president, Keiser University Miami

Dr. Amy Belcastro, professor, Southern Oregon University       

Dr. Matt Bergman, associate professor, University of Louisville      

Sean Carey, associate dean of instruction, Wright College     

MaryJo Campana, director of CPL, Commonwealth University of Pennsylvania    

Dr. Jennie Harrop, associate dean, George Fox University      

Dr. Dallas Kratzer II, senior fellow, policy development, Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education 

Dr. Sue Lane, consultant          

Dr. Dorothy Langley, dean, adult and continuing education, Jarvis Christian University   

Lori Lentz, director of extended learning, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania   

Angelique Maguire, adult education director of instructional services, Illinois Eastern Community Colleges 

Dr. Amy Susanne Morys, consultant    

Gina Perry, prior learning assessment branch chief, Defense Activity for Nontraditional Education Support( DANTES)*     

Tracy Robinson, director, professional and continuing education, University of Memphis   

Yadirah Soto, institutional director of prior learning assessment, EDP University of Puerto Rico

*Participation as an ambassador does not constitute DoD endorsement of CAEL. The views expressed by this employee are those of the individual and do not necessarily represent the views of DoD or its components.

CAEL members represent an extensive community of more than 4,000 postsecondary institutions, organizations, and individuals working to build new ecosystems and transform traditional structures to better meet the needs of today’s adult learners. CAEL members enjoy access to special benefits and savings that provide them with the connections, tools, and solutions they need to excel in supporting adult learners. For information about becoming a CAEL member, visit cael.org or email membershipservices@cael.org

About CAEL
Recognizing that adult learners are the backbone of the U.S. economy, CAEL helps forge a clear, viable connection between education and career success, providing solutions that promote sustainable and equitable economic growth. CAEL opens doors to opportunity in collaboration with workforce and economic developers; postsecondary educators; employers and industry groups; and foundations and other mission-aligned organizations. By engaging with these stakeholders, we foster a culture of innovative, lifelong learning that helps individuals and their communities thrive. A membership organization established in 1974, CAEL is a part of Strada Collaborative, a mission-driven nonprofit. Learn more at cael.org and stradacollaborative.org.