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SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT AND CHIEF STRATEGY OFFICER

Danette Howard, Ph.D.

Danette Gerald Howard, Ph.D. is senior vice president and chief strategy officer at Lumina Foundation, the nation’s largest private foundation focused solely on increasing student access and success in postsecondary education. Howard oversees several of Lumina’s key strategies to increase Americans’ attainment of high-quality postsecondary degrees and credentials.

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STRATEGY DIRECTOR

Haley Glover

Haley leads Lumina's mobilization strategies, focusing on communities and institutions of higher education, and on work to define and expand student pathways to success.

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STRATEGY OFFICER FOR COMMUNITY MOBILIZATION

Dakota Pawlicki

Dakota focuses on Lumina's Talent Pathways work, which is mobilizing communities and postsecondary institutions to make major gains in attainment.

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STRATEGY OFFICER

Chad Ahren, Ph.D.

Chad Ahren is a strategy officer at Lumina Foundation where he contributes to work focused on building and sustaining learning infrastructure for learning pathways that increase the attainment of high quality postsecondary credentials. Lumina’s work in this area includes competency-based education, learning frameworks, assessment, credential recognition and learner records, as well as quality assurance.

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STRATEGY OFFICER FOR ADULT LEARNER PATHWAYS

Sharmaine Pechac, Ph.D.

Sharr Pechac, Ph.D. is Lumina's strategy officer for adult learner pathways. Sharr previously made strategic recommendations to improve student and staff experiences at Indiana University as the special assistant to the vice provost of student affairs and dean of students.

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