Speaker - Davis Jenkins

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Davis Jenkins is a lead member of a team managing a suite of studies funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation that focuses on community college student success.

Jenkins leads CCRC’s involvement in Completion by Design. As part of this and related projects, he is leading a team conducting analyses and designing data analytics and tools for use by colleges and state agencies in developing strategies to improve student progression and success. He is also project lead for an evaluation of Achieving the Dream (in partnership with MDRC), and of Washington State’s Student Achievement Initiative (in partnership with the Institute for Higher Education Leadership and Policy).

In addition, he coordinates state relationships and partnerships work for the Center for Analysis of Postsecondary Education and the Economy (CAPSEE).

Jenkins holds a PhD in Public Policy Analysis from Carnegie Mellon University and a BA from Princeton University. He has more than 30 years of experience as a researcher, evaluator, consultant, and program manager on projects related to education for employment in the United States and abroad.

One of the originators of the “career pathways” concept, Jenkins advises states, colleges, workforce boards and other groups on aligning public resources for education, workforce, and economic development to support educational and economic advancement for individuals and to better address regional labor force needs.

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The Next America: Making Community Colleges Work

02.10.14 | 02:07:08 min | 0 comments