Our Steering Committee
The College in High School Alliance is governed by a Steering Committee of seven national organizations who are committed to the vision and mission of CHSA. Each member of the CHSA Steering Committee contributes staff, capacity, and resources to advance the coalition’s agenda and support national and state policymakers.
Achieving the Dream
Achieving the Dream (ATD) is a partner and champion of hard working leaders at more than 300 community colleges across the country. The community colleges ATD works with are distinct: They choose transformation over tradition, curiosity over inaction, innovation over status quo. Drawing on their expert coaches, groundbreaking programs, and national peer network, ATD builds customized growth plans to address the unique challenges each institution faces. ATD provides institutional leaders, faculty, and staff with actionable solutions grounded in years of experience and the knowledge of what it’s like to be in their shoes.
- Steering Committee Representative: >Nick Mathern, Executive Director, K-12 Partnerships
Advance CTE: State Leaders Connecting Learning to Work, first established in 1920, is the longest-standing national non-profit that represents State CTE Directors and state leaders responsible for secondary, postsecondary and adult Career Technical Education (CTE) across all 50 states, the District of Columbia and U.S. territories. Advance CTE supports state CTE leadership to advance high-quality and equitable CTE policies, programs and pathways that ensure career and college success for each learner.
- Steering Committee Representatives: Kate Kreamer, Deputy Executive Director & Suela Cela, Senior Policy Associate
Bard Early College
Bard Early College (BEC) fundamentally rethinks the connection between high school and college. By replacing the last two years of traditional high school with a tuition-free, rigorous, and supportive immersion in college study, BEC creates a more seamless, affordable pathway to higher education in America. Bard Early College is a network of tuition-free satellite campuses of Bard College, a nonprofit liberal arts college based in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, defined by academic quality, innovation, and its public service commitment.
- Steering Committee Representative: Daryl Hornick-Becker, Director of Public Policy and Partnerships
Jobs for the Future
Jobs for the Future (JFF) drives transformation of the American workforce and education systems to achieve equitable economic advancement for all. Working at the national, state, and local levels, JFF facilitates collaboration among leading educators, employers, workforce development specialists, and policymakers who share the goal of expanding economic opportunity for all.
- Steering Committee Representative: Erica Cuevas, Associate Director
With 20 years of experience as a leader in strategic foresight and education transformation, KnowledgeWorks passionate team partners with K-12 educators, policymakers and education stakeholders to prepare each child for success through personalized learning. KnowledgeWorks' team works alongside policymakers, educators, business leaders and community stakeholders to create policies that promote transformation in their education system.
- Steering Committee Representative: Lillian Pace, Vice President of Policy and Advocacy & Jon Alfuth, Senior Director of State Policy
The Middle College National Consortium
The Middle College National Consortium (MCNC) is a nationwide network of Early and Middle Colleges that works collaboratively to give underserved high school students the opportunity to access college courses and earn an associate degree or transferable college credits with no cost to students or their families. MCNC believes that effective school reform grows out of sustained collaboration among experienced practitioners, built around open communication and perpetual support for the growth of these practitioners’ leadership skills.
- Steering Committee Representative: Dr. Cecilia, Cunningham, Executive Director
The National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships
The National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships (NACEP) works to ensure that college courses offered by high school teachers are as rigorous as courses offered on the sponsoring college campus. As the sole accrediting body for concurrent enrollment partnerships, NACEP helps these programs adhere to the highest standards so students experience a seamless transition to college and teachers benefit from meaningful, ongoing professional development.
- Steering Committee Representative: Amy Williams, Executive Director & Dianne Lassai Barker, Director of State Engagement