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Advisory Board

The Skills for a New Economy (SNE) initiative seeks to empower individuals to succeed from education through employment, by enhancing their higher order skills to be successful in a rapidly evolving global economy. Given these important goals, it is imperative that the initiative create strong ties with leaders in the education-to-workforce environment. As such, it has established the SNE Advisory Board. Each Advisory Board member has an established reputation and vast experience supporting individuals' education and career success. The SNE team leans heavily on these experiences to guide the initiative in the development of solutions that will address the needs of a rapidly changing workforce.

  • Photo of Alexander Alonso

    • Alexander Alonso is the Society for Human Resource Management's (SHRM's) Chief Knowledge Officer. He leads operations for SHRM's Certified Professional and Senior Certified Professional certifications, research functions and the SHRM Knowledge Advisor service. Alonso is responsible for all research activities, including the development of the SHRM Competency Model and SHRM credentials.
    • Alonso received his doctorate in industrial-organizational psychology from Florida International University in 2003.
  • Photo of Robert E. Anderson

    • Robert E. Anderson was appointed President of The State Higher Education Executive Officers Association (SHEEO) on August 1, 2017. His experience includes his most recent role as interim Chief Academic Officer and Executive Vice Chancellor for academic affairs for the University System of Georgia.
    • A native of Augusta, Ga., Anderson holds degrees from The Citadel (B.A.), The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (M.Div.) and The University of Georgia's Institute of Higher Education (Ph.D.).
  • Photo of Beth Brill

    • Beth Brill is the Group Vice President of human resources for HCA Healthcare. She has spent the past 28 years of her professional career with HCA Healthcare, holding a multitude of roles supporting various segments of the organization's 272,000 employees. She is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE). In addition to her professional affiliations, she currently serves as a board member of Pencil, a 501(c)3 organization.
    • Brill earned her bachelor's degree from the University of Vermont and her masters in higher education administration from Western Illinois University.
  • Photo of Mark Canada

    • Mark Canada is the Executive Vice Chancellor for academic affairs and a Professor of English at Indiana University Kokomo. A longtime champion of student success, he has been a leading participant in the national Re-Imagining the First Year project, sponsored by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities. At his home institution, he leads KEY, an experiential-learning program that provides all IU Kokomo students with opportunities to learn through internships, retreats, research, community projects and educational trips to businesses, museums, and natural and historic settings.
    • Canada earned his bachelor's degree from Indiana University Bloomington, and his master's degree and doctorate of philosophy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
  • Photo of Charlene Dukes

    • Charlene M. Dukes is the President of Prince George's Community College (PGCC) and has 30 years of progressive leadership experience and administrative responsibility in higher education. She holds membership in a variety of professional associations, including the American Association of Community Colleges, the American Council on Education, the American Association of Colleges and Universities, the President's Round Table and the National Council on Black American Affairs. Dukes is a member of the board of directors of the Institute for Higher Education Policy (IHEP), Campus Compact, the Biden Institute, the Prince George's County Chamber of Commerce, the Business Round Table and Hillside-Works Scholarship Connection. She is on the board of directors of the Greater Washington Community Foundation, the Meyer Foundation and Venture Philanthropy Partners (VPP).
    • President Dukes holds a Bachelor of Science degree in secondary education with an English concentration from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and a master's and doctorate in administrative and policy studies from the University of Pittsburgh.
  • Photo of Rufus Glasper

    • Rufus Glasper is President and CEO of the League for Innovation in the Community College, an international nonprofit organization with a mission to cultivate innovation in the community college environment in a continuing effort to advance the community college field and make a positive difference for students and communities. He is Chancellor Emeritus of the Maricopa Community Colleges, where he served as Chancellor from 2003 through 2016 and held district leadership positions for three decades.
    • Glasper earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from Luther College, as well as a master's and advanced degrees in school business administration from Northern Illinois University. Glasper also received his doctorate of philosophy degree in higher education finance from the University of Arizona.
  • Photo of Marc Harris

    • Marc Harris is the Dean of Faculty at Lebanon Valley College, where he serves as the primary liaison and advocate for all faculty matters at the college, providing leadership in academic standards, policies and curriculum. In addition to chairing the Department Chairs' Council, Harris participates in the faculty evaluation and hiring processes, and he oversees the assessment of academic departments/programs and administrative units with student learning goals.
    • Harris received his B.A. in chemistry from the University of Arizona and his Ph.D. from the University of Nevada, Reno.
  • Photo of Charles R. Nash

    • Charles R. Nash is Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs Emeritus with The University of Alabama System. He has served as Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs for The University of Alabama System since 1992. As a senior academic officer in the System, he is the chief liaison to academic, institutional research and planning officials at The University of Alabama, The University of Alabama at Birmingham and The University of Alabama in Huntsville. He advises the chancellor on all academic policy matters and provides primary leadership in program planning, development and review.
    • Nash received a B.A. from Jackson State University, an M.A. from the University of Southern Mississippi and his Ed.D. from Mississippi State University.
  • Photo of Felecia M. Nave

    • Felecia M. Nave is the 20th President of Alcorn State University, where she serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the nation's oldest public land-grant HBCU in Lorman, Miss. She has administrative oversight for Alcorn's 1,700-acre Lorman campus and branch locations in Natchez and Vicksburg, Miss.
    • Nave graduated cum laude with a bachelor's degree in chemistry from Alcorn State University in 1996 and holds a master's degree in chemical and environmental engineering and a doctorate in engineering, both from the University of Toledo in Toledo, Ohio.
  • Photo of Brandyn Payne

    • Brandyn Payne currently serves as Chief Human Resources Officer of HCTec, a leading health care technology services and staffing firm headquartered in greater Nashville, Tenn. She also serves on the adjunct faculty of Vanderbilt's Peabody College in the Department of Leadership, Policy and Organizations, and teaches graduate courses in Talent Management, Organizational Theory and Behavior, Strategic Workforce Planning, and related topics. She currently serves as the Chair-elect of the PENCIL Foundation.
    • Payne holds a Ph.D. in organizational policy from Vanderbilt University and a master's degree in instructional systems design and evaluation.
  • Photo of David Potash

    • David Potash is President of Wilbur Wright College, one of the City Colleges of Chicago. Under his leadership, the 85-year-old community college in northwest Chicago has seen significant increases in student success, new programs and certificates, sustained efforts at equity, community service and civic engagement, career and apprenticeships, and serving the college's growing Hispanic population.
    • Potash holds a B.A. from Rice University, an M.A. from New York University and a Ph.D. in history from Cambridge University
  • Photo of Quincie Rivers

    • Quincie Rivers is the Vice President of Workforce Strategies & Employment Solutions with Adecco's parent company, the Adecco Group. In 2019, she joined the newly formed Adecco Group US Foundation focusing on U.S. workforce development. Rivers is influencing, creating and implementing workforce strategies in partnership with business leaders, state and federal government, nonprofits, and a variety of educational institutions, creating an ecosystem that leads to better and sustainable workforce solutions for now and the future. She is leading the Adecco Group's mission to facilitate 10,000 work-based learning opportunities, with an emphasis on apprenticeships, in the United States by 2020.
    • Rivers holds a Bachelor of Arts in biology from Hollins University in Roanoke, Va. and is currently based out of Washington, D.C.
  • Photo of Karen A. Stout

    • Karen A. Stout is President and CEO of Achieving the Dream, and President Emerita of Montgomery County Community College. She is a nationally renowned academic leader in strategies for enhancing student success and completion, data-informed decision making, accelerating and scaling innovation, and new approaches to community college fundraising. She is a frequent national presenter and writer on topics including leadership, student success, strategic planning, fundraising and using data to support continuous improvement.
    • Stout holds a doctorate in educational leadership from the University of Delaware, a master's degree in business administration from the University of Baltimore and a bachelor's degree in English from the University of Delaware.