Alison Griffin’s experience on the implementation side of higher education and workforce development, and as a grantmaker, is reflected in her practical understanding of how policy shapes practice. Her career in postsecondary education policy includes two terms as a policy advisor to the Chairman of the U.S. House of Education and the Workforce, plus an early career role with the American Association of State Colleges and Universities. Alison joined Whiteboard Advisors after leading national engagement, government relations and external affairs for Strada Education Network. Alison believes the solutions to our most pressing education and workforce challenges from access to affordability to alignment between skills and employment are rooted in thoughtful, diverse collaboration.
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