Highlights from Alliance for Quality Career Pathways Partners


Lead Contact(s)

Work supported by the Alliance for Quality Career Pathways Framework


Dr. Karon J. Rosa,

Program Director, Arkansas Department of Higher Education, Career Pathways Initiative


Debra Jones, Dean, Career Education Practices, Workforce and Economic Development Division, California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office

  • Adult Education Block Grant Regional Planning  Summit; presentation and workshop with 71 AEBG consortia; follow on technical assistance with Delta Sierra and Consortia.
  • CA WIOA planning including career pathways
  • California Community College Board of Governors Taskforce on Workforce, Job Creation, and a Strong Economy Recommendations; specifically on career pathways and generally on workforce data & outcomes and student success.
  • CLASP analysis of 42 California-based career pathway initiatives.
  • Irvine Foundation Linked Learning Pilot Program & Hubs of Excellence.


Jennifer Foster, Associate Vice President for Adult Education and Workforce Development/State GED Administrator, Illinois Community College Board (ICCB)  


Brian Durham, Senior Director for Academic Affairs and Career and Technical Education, Illinois Community College Board (ICCB)  



Harmony Little, Accelerating Opportunity Project Coordinator, Kentucky Community and Technical College System, Chancellor’s Office of Workforce Solutions (KCTCS)

Dr. Angie Taylor, Vice President,  Workforce Solutions and Innovation, Gateway Community & Technical College (retired)



Nola Speiser, ‎State Program Administrator, Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED);Diane Halvorson, Executive Director, South Central WorkForce Council; Dina Wuornos, Regional Manager, Adult and Dislocated Worker Program Manager, Central Minnesota Jobs and Training Services, Inc. at the Monticello WorkForce Center; Carol Dombek, Special Projects Coordinator, Southwest Minnesota Private Industry Council; Dr. Kelly Murtaugh, Vice President of Academic Affairs, Saint Paul College; Robert Crawford, Division Manager, Washington County WorkForce Center



Kate Kinder, Career Pathways Manager, Portland Community College; Serena St Clair, Pathways & Articulation Coordinator, Rogue Community College; Mimi M. Maduro, Pathways Initiative Statewide Director, Oregon Department of Community Colleges & Workforce Development (CCWD) (retired, successor TBD)

  • Oregon Career Pathway Coordinators professional development on Ability to Benefit.
    • Joint professional learning opportunity for Career Pathway Coordinators from OR/WI at NCWE.
    • Oregon WIOA state plan and anti-poverty advocate response for more career pathway work.
    • Oregon state adult basic education participation in OCTAE Moving Pathways Forward Initiative: Supporting Career Pathways Integration.
    • Support for governance transition as Career Pathway Initiative moves to Higher Education Coordinating Commission (HECC).  $2 million legislative allocation to support Career Pathway Coordinators across all state community colleges 2015-2017.
    • Pathways Descriptive Study of Career Pathway Completers currently underway.


Elizabeth  Creamer, Advisor for Workforce Development, within the Secretary of Commerce and Trade Office



Marie Bruin, Policy Associate, Workforce Education, State Board for Community & Technical Colleges (SBCTC)


Willa Panzer, Associate Vice President, Office of Student Development and Assessment, Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS)