Interim Chair of Occupational, Workforce and Leadership Studies Texas State University Mary Jo Garcia Biggs, LCSW is Associate Professor of Social Work and Interim Chair of Occupational, Workforce, and Leadership Studies (OWLS) at Texas State University. She holds the MSW from Our Lady of the Lake University and the PhD from Texas A&M University. Biggs, […]

Assistant Professor Texas State University Omar S. López is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Occupational, Workforce, and Leadership Studies (OWLS) in the College of Applied Arts at Texas State University. OWLS programs prepare nontraditional students for careers through high-quality academic, professional, and technical programs that include credits from prior learning such as work/life […]

Jasmine Bailey Project Manager Oakland University Biography Jasmine Bailey has worked in the School of Education and Human Services Outreach and Program Services since November 2009. Jasmine holds a BS in Business Administration from Central Michigan University and a Master of Training and Development with a concentration in Organization Development and Leadership from Oakland University. […]

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 […]

Seeing my older sister attend Clark Atlanta University gave me an early impression of Minority Serving Institutions as higher education institutions dedicated to holistic formation for students of color. At CAU my stepsister developed as an athlete, experimented with different majors, grew as a leader, and explored other aspects of her identity, particularly gender. The […]

As we launch a new academic school year, I realize we are already half way through 2013. At my age, time seems to be flying. I worry we aren’t working fast enough or smart enough at the National Forum to address our goals. One way I try to assess how we are doing is looking […]

We would like to extend our deepest appreciation to our funders, and their generosity and support of our work. Below is a list of our previous funders. For more information on specific funded projects, please visit our Funded Projects page. To view our current funders, visit the Current Funding Partners page. Previous Funders American College Personnel Association American […]

By Kyle Southern As the baby boom generation moves into retirement, immigrants and their children will account for the entirety of U.S. labor force growth between 2010 and 2030.  A recent report by the Community College Consortium for Immigrant Education (CCCIE) cites this finding of the Migration Policy Institute to highlight the importance of improved […] By Katie Lund Graham Sustainability Institute The Graham Sustainability Institute has selected six faculty-led research projects to join with Focus: HOPE, a nationally recognized civil and human rights organization, on a Detroit community development initiative. The university-funded projects will incorporate social, economic and environmental strategies to help develop a comprehensive plan for advancing the […]

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Community Change and Partnership Higher education serves the public good in many forms, but perhaps most important for universities is work with the communities in their own backyard. In this section we present our work with community members along with faculty, students, and administrators throughout the University of Michigan doing work to support community growth […]