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ALC Webinar 2
Wednesday, January 13, 2021, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EST
Category: Events

Advocacy Leadership Credential Program

Postsecondary School Issues


January 13, 2021

3:00 PM
4:00 PM

ALC Webinar 2

Postsecondary School Issues

Tanya I. Garcia, Ph.D. is Deputy Secretary and Commissioner for Postsecondary and Higher Education at the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE). In this position, she oversees long-range planning for higher education in Pennsylvania, the implementation of statutory and regulatory responsibilities governing postsecondary education, and educator certification.

Before joining PDE, Dr. Garcia served as Associate Director of Postsecondary Policy Research and Associate Research Professor at the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce. Prior to Georgetown University, she held various roles in state government, national nonprofits, and philanthropy where she dedicated her work to improving policies and practices for all students from high school to postsecondary to the workforce.

A first-generation student, Dr. Garcia earned a B.A. in Philosophy and a B.S. in Biology at Florida International University. Her M.A. in Higher Education Administration is from The George Washington University. She earned a Ph.D. in Public Administration at American University.

The second webinar in the ALC program offers a concentrated look into the matters facing students at the secondary level. A presenter shares data and insights on issues such as financial literacy, proposed student to school counselor ratio, and federal and state budgets.

Anyone interested in government relations or advocacy efforts is welcome to join our webinar.

Registration is now closed.

*This is part of the Advocacy Leadership Credential Program. You must register for the program, log in, and be an active participant for at least ¾ of the program time to receive credit for your participation. 

**Only members of PACAC, PASFAA or PSCA are eligible for the ALC Program

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