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CAEL Announces 2024 Ambassadors

Diverse Cohort of Thought Leaders Represent Key Facets of Education-Employment Ecosystem  

INDIANAPOLIS – CAEL is pleased to announce the 2024 members of its Ambassador program, a volunteer leadership opportunity for highly engaged CAEL members willing to contribute their time, expertise, and passion to deepen CAEL’s impact. Representing leadership roles throughout the continuum of adult learning, CAEL Ambassadors help catalyze 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.

“CAEL Ambassadors contribute a critical perspective grounded in first-hand experience and expertise taking on our nation’s most pressing education and workforce issues,” said Christine Carpenter, CAEL chief of staff. “Their insight helps guide our strategy and amplifies the impact CAEL delivers, from individual adult learners to our partnership work in making transformative systemic improvement for adult learners and workers.”

The 2024 CAEL Ambassadors include:

Jessica Bartlett, admissions representative, nontraditional students, Jefferson College

Dr. Lorraine Beach, campus president, Keiser University - Miami Campus

Dr. Matt Bergman, VP of academic innovation, Student-Ready Strategies/University of Louisville

Holli Broadfoot, experiential learning director, City University of New York School of Professional Studies

MaryJo Campana, director of CPL, Commonwealth University of Pennsylvania

Sean Carey, interim associate dean of career programs, Wilbur Wright College.

Elizabeth “E” Cole, director, outreach & partnerships | community development, Rio Salado College

Shanna Coles, associate director of program development and learner solutions, UNC Charlotte

Sierra Di Marco, education pathways program manager, Colorado Community College System

Allegra Fowler, executive director, Center for Prior Learning Recognition, Purdue Global

Dr. Jennie A. Harrop, associate dean, George Fox University

Dr. Dallas F. Kratzer II, senior fellow, academic excellence and student success, Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education

Dr. Sue Lane, higher education consultant on strategic planning and learner success

Dr. Dorothy Langley, dean, adult and continuing education and project lead for workforce initiatives, 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

James Martin, manager, recognition of prior learning, Dalhousie University

Dr. Amy Morys, client delivery portfolio director, Solutions for Information Design (SOLID)

Gina Perry, chief, education programs division, Defense Activity for Nontraditional Education Support (DANTES)

Tracy Robinson, executive director, center for regional economic enrichment, University of Memphis

Yadirah Soto, PLA coordinator, EDP University of Puerto Rico

Buffy Tanner, director of innovation and special projects, Shasta College

Nicole Zampino, coordinator of transfer and degree acceleration, Community College of Baltimore County

For information about becoming a CAEL member, visit cael.org or email membershipservices@cael.org.