Professor of Developmental Education, Tacoma Community College

What issues drive your interest in leadership and higher education?

As a former community college student and current community college faculty member, I am invested in furthering the... more

Graduate Program Advisor for the Graduate Program in Neuroscience

What issues drive your interest in leadership and higher education?

Being an undergraduate, First-generation college student, I became hyper aware of the lack of familiarity of how higher... more

Budget and Administrative Coordinator, School of Nursing, Pacific Lutheran University

What issues drive your interest in leadership and higher education?

I believe higher education can be a fundamental catalyst for positive change in our society, yet without strong leaders... more

Student Advisor for Edmonds Community College Department of Workforce Development

What issues drive your interest in leadership and higher education?

What drives me is being in a position to assist underserved populations navigate post-secondary education; being the... more

Academic Advisor, UW Math Science Upward Bound

What issues drive your interest in leadership and higher education?

I applied to the LHE program wanting to gain a better understanding of the broad landscapes of higher education so that... more

Associate Director, GO-MAP, UW Graduate School

What issues drive your interest in leadership and higher education?

I am personally and professionally motivated by helping others navigate spaces that weren’t originally created for them... more

Adviser and Program Coordinator, University of Washington Undergraduate Research Program

What issues drive your interest in leadership and higher education?

When I first started in the program, I thought I was going to work in student activities. As an undergraduate at UC... more

Director of Academic Services, University of Washington Department of Communication

What issues drive your interest in leadership and higher education?

Increasing retention and completion rates amongst students in underrepresented groups through fostering diversity and... more

Assistant Director, Academic Planning and Career Services, Seattle Central College

What issues drive your interest in leadership and higher education?

“There is not a single student who enters higher education who doesn’t want to be successful.” - Terrell Strayhorn,... more

Assistant Director of Policy, Planning & State Operations, UW Office of Planning & Budgeting

What issues drive your interest in leadership and higher education?

My interest in higher education centers around state policy and funding for public higher education institutions,... more

Graduate Program Coordinator, Carver College of Medicine at the University of Iowa

What issues drive your interest in leadership and higher education?

Some issues that drive my interest in leadership and higher education include, issues in equal access to education,... more

Academic Counselor, Law, Societies & Justice

What issues drive your interest in leadership and higher education?

My experience as a first generation student drew me to the field of higher education. I am really interested in... more

Outreach Programs Specialist, The Office of Research and Graduate Education, UW School of Medicine

What issues drive your interest in leadership and higher education?

Apply early to research assistant opportunities and to internship sites! There are some spectacular opportunities to... more

Master's Program Advisor for the Computer Science & Engineering department, UC San Diego

What issues drive your interest in leadership and higher education?

The lack of representation of underrepresented minorities in higher education and in leadership roles. I strive to... more

Program Manager, Academic Programs and UW in the High School, UW Continuum College

What issues drive your interest in leadership and higher education?

I am the product of two high school teachers so from an early age my two parents instilled in me a love of education. I... more

Visual Arts Teacher & Yearbook Advisor, Lake Washington High School - Kirkland, WA

What issues drive your interest in leadership and higher education?

I am fiercely passionate about the season of life that college students are navigating. I love being a part of their... more

Program Manager for the Center for Learning and Undergraduate Enrichment (CLUE), University of Washington

What issues drive your interest in leadership and higher education?

I feel that students (whether they be first-year freshmen or transfer students) struggle with the transition to college... more

Tutoring Center Coordinator, Peer-Assisted Learning Program, Central Washington University

What issues drive your interest in leadership and higher education?

Issues that I am passionate about in higher education include student engagement, sense of belonging, and academic... more

Graduate Program and Operations Manager, University of Washington School of Pharmacy, CHOICE Institute

What issues drive your interest in leadership and higher education?

Coming from a central administrative unit, I see firsthand the challenges students can experience in navigating... more

Student Development Specialist with TRIO Educational Opportunity Center, South Seattle College

What issues drive your interest in leadership and higher education?

My interest in leadership and higher education stems from my passion in supporting underrepresented student populations... more

Manager of the Early Childhood Education Bachelor of Applied Science Degree at North Seattle College

What issues drive your interest in leadership and higher education?

In higher education, I find myself amongst purpose-driven colleagues who are committed to achieving equity through... more

Academic Advisor, Materials Science and Engineering, University of Washington – Seattle

What issues drive your interest in leadership and higher education?

I am committed to doing what I can to smooth out the bumps, jags, leaks, and roadblocks in the P-20 Pipeline, the long... more

Assistant to Dean on Global Development, Global Innovation Exchange (GIX) Institute, Tsinghua University (CN)

What issues drive your interest in leadership and higher education?

I've been passionate about international education since my undergraduate years, however, 'international education' has... more

UW Academic Adviser with the College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP)

What issues drive your interest in leadership and higher education?

What drives me is working with students who come from a similar background as my own. I primarily work with students... more

PhD Candidate in Higher Education, Boston College

What issues drive your interest in leadership and higher education?

Navigating the higher education system as a low income, first-generation college student can feel incredibly isolating... more

Senior Advisor in the Pre-Professional Advising Center at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas

What issues drive your interest in leadership and higher education?

My initial interest in leadership and higher education was in student engagement and helping students find a sense of... more

Associate Director, Center for Student Engagement & Leadership at Edmonds Community College (Lynnwood, WA)

What issues drive your interest in leadership and higher education?

I was originally inspired to help increasce access to higher education (Pre-College programs and iniatives) but to my... more

Director of Student and Academic Services, University of Washington School of Nursing

What issues drive your interest in leadership and higher education?

Working in student services is a wonderful experience in every respect. In my current role I'm privileged to work with... more

Completion Coach, Wenatchee Valley College

What issues drive your interest in leadership and higher education?

I grew up in a low-income and agricultural community located in a region in Washington State that can be considered a... more

PhD Student in Higher Education, University of Washington; Research Assistant for IREACH and the UW Brotherhood Initiative

What issues drive your interest in leadership and higher education?

My main focus and research interest throughout my graduate experience is working with and supporting students of color... more

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Sheila Edwards Lange (PhD '06) is working to create education and career opportunities for underserved communities in Seattle.