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.

Management Team

Keetha Mills
President and Chief Executive Officer

Julian Roberts
Chief Financial Officer

Joseph Quintana
Chief Operating Officer

Melissa Conner
Chief Advancement Officer

Bryan Miller
Vice President of Communications and Technology

Sandra Fried
Vice President, Student Success Center

Andrea Meyer
General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

Board of Directors

Kathy Williams
Chair of the Board

George Acero
Vice Chair of the Board

Geneve Villacres

Darius Anderson

Frank Gornick

Jennifer Perry

Kwesi Edwards

Lance Izumi

Manuel Baca

Patrick Mulvaney

Yasmin Davidds

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