Associate Director of the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP) University of Michigan Catalina Ormsby is Associate Director of the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP) at the University of Michigan. Among her core responsibilities, she develops academic programming and strategies for recruiting and engaging diverse students in programs such as community college transfer student initiatives. She […]

Associate Vice President Nevada State College Edith Fernández is a proven administrative professional skilled in building relationships with community leaders and elected government officials. She has substantial experience in the field of higher education with expertise in institutional research, student success initiatives, and strategic collaborations as well as significant marketing and organizational leadership skills. As […]

Sarah E. Anthony Director of Finance & Strategic Partnership and Ingham County Commissioner Michigan College Access Network Biography Sarah Anthony is the Director of Finance and Strategic Partnerships for the Michigan College Access Network (MCAN). In this role, Sarah is responsible for the financial and administrative functions of the organization. Additionally, Sarah maintains existing and […]

By: Jeremiah Thompson I recently had the opportunity to listen to a panel of experts discuss potential ideas to aide low-income students attending (or aspiring to attend) higher education institutions.  Susan Dynarski, a professor with the Ford School of Public Policy and the School of Education, proposed simplifying the FAFSA. She cited studies showing that […]

On November 25th 2011, an 18-year-old high school student from Mission, Texas, Joaquin Luna Jr., took his own life. Joaquin was brought to the United States from Mexico by his parents when he was a 6-month old infant. He had dreamed of becoming the first in his family to attend college, but after realizing that […]

Jeremiah Thompson is a dual-degree graduate student at the Center for the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education and the Ford School of Public Policy. Jeremiah is originally from Tallahassee, FL and has an undergraduate degree in History from Michigan State University. He has previously worked on postsecondary access for the Seneca Nation of Indians […]

Kamaria Porter is pursuing a Ph.D. in Higher Education at the University of Michigan’s Center for the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education.  After graduating from the University of Notre Dame with a B.A. in History, Kamaria  worked as a community organizer with the Industrial Areas Foundation in Chicago.  Focusing on increasing affordable housing and […]

“At the core of our work is a desire to make a difference in our society through impacting the way higher education responds to its role to serve the public good.” – Betty Overton, Director for the National Forum on Higher Education for the Public Good  The National Forum on Higher Education for the Public Good […]

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The roots of our connection to Brightmoor began with our initial reflections regarding the importance of college access in communities across the state of Michigan.  When we decided to research the benefits of having a college degree at multiple levels of analysis, we began by examining the decision-making process that Michigan students and families go […]

By Nabih Haddad The following blog post is an adaptation of a forthcoming article titled “ORDER, DISCIPLINE AND EXIGENCY: The Convergence of U.S. and Cuban Education Policy in the Service of Labor Market,” by Larry Catá Backer and Nabih Haddad, due out in 2013. Part 1 Post-secondary education has been shifting from a teaching based […]