March 30, 2022

413: The Million Dollar Community College Challenge - with Shauna Davis & Mary Laphen of the Lumina Foundation


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In this episode, YOUR guests are Shauna Davis, Strategy Director for Community College Participation & Mary Laphen, Strategy Officer for Community College Participation at the Lumina Foundation, YOUR host is Dr. Joe Sallustio, & YOUR sponsor is Commencement: The Beginning of a New Era In Higher Education, coming fall 2022.

Listen in to learn all about Lumina's Million Dollar Community College Challenge!

Prior to joining Lumina, Shauna Davis' previous roles included serving as executive director of programs at Achieving the Dream; executive director of the Student Success Center & Office of Professional Development for the Virginia Community College System; director of student services at the Extended Learning Institute (now NOVA Online) for Northern Virginia Community College; & assistant vice-president for Workforce Development for the Community College Workforce Alliance.

Mary Laphen joined Lumina from the Tennessee Higher Education Commission where she has worked the last 6 years in positions of progressive responsibility, most recently as the Navigate Reconnect Director. In this role, Mary led a team to support the Tennessee Reconnect statewide initiative, which provides high-touch, wrap-around support to & through college to adult Tennesseans.

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