Beth Kay

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Beth Kay, Director of Professional Development, Success Center

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Areas of expertise:

  • Organizational start-up
  • K-12 and higher education
  • Professional development
  • Program management
  • Strategic planning

Beth Kay is Director of Professional Learning of the Success Center for California Community Colleges, housed within the Foundation. Founded in 2014, the Success Center assists the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office (CCCCO) implementation of large-scale, systemwide student success reforms through policy development, professional development, and special projects. Kay has been with the Foundation since 2014, previously serving as Linked Learning Manager, and she currently directs implementation of the CCCCO’s Vision Resource Center to support all 90,000 California Community College employees.

Foundation Highlights:

  • Supported strategic redesign of the Success Center under Sandra Fried
  • Led transition of the system’s professional learning network into the Vision Resource Center to support the Vision for Success: Strengthening the California Community Colleges to Meet California’s Needs
  • Led development of Align Capital Region, a regional backbone organization for educational attainment

Kay spent more than 20 years starting and redesigning public high schools and nonprofits, including serving as the founding principal of The Met Sacramento, part of the Big Picture Learning network. She also previously served as the National Academy Foundation’s (NAF) California Director, where she led the organization’s statewide work, as well as a former Peace Corps Volunteer in Benin, West Africa.

Kay earned her bachelor of arts in biology from the University of Chicago and her master of education in teaching and learning from Harvard University.

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Programs and Services

Sandra Fried
Executive Director of Success Center

Beth Kay
Director of Professional Development, Success Center

Jodi Lewis
Director of Strategic Initiatives, Success Center

Tim Aldinger
Executive Director, Workforce Development

Iris Aguilar
Senior Director, Equity and Community Impact

J.C. Sales
Executive Director of Program Development

Shirley Singh
Director of Facilities, Systems and Services

Jennifer Keiper
Director of CollegeBuys

Elaine Reodica
Director of Collaborative Services

Strategic Support

Constance Crawford
Director of Strategic Partnerships

Emily Robinson
Senior Director of Technology and Special Projects

Nancy Pryor
Senior Director, Strategic Communications and Incubation

Jonathan Brack
Director of Collaborative Impact Programs

Steve Maciel
Director of Finance and Accounting

John O'Sullivan
Director, Systems and Special Projects

Cristina Herrick
Director of Financial Planning and Analysis

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