Knowledge Development Steering Committee

The educators, researchers, practitioners, and advocates who comprise the knowledge development steering committee contribute to a statewide Knowledge Development Agenda aimed to improve community college practice and to inform policy benefiting colleges’ pathways reform strategies. These esteemed partners advise the overall knowledge development strategy. The Texas Success Center directs and implements the strategy while providing opportunity for committee members to contribute to or collaborate on commissioned new knowledge development activities.

The Knowledge Development Agenda is organized to examine the college and student experience within the comprehensive Texas Pathways framework. An examination of equity within the college implementation and student experience of Texas Pathways will be a theme throughout each project. The Center will engage a research collaborative composed of Center staff, KDSC members, Research Fellows, Mentors, and consultants.

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Josie Brunner, M.A.
Data Strategist for College, Career, & Military Prep, TEA
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Tamara Clunis, Ph.D.
Vice President of Academic Affairs, Amarillo College
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Jenna Cullinane-Hege, Ph.D.
Vice President of Institutional Research and Analytics, Austin Community College
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Lindsay Daugherty, Ph.D.
Senior Policy Researcher, RAND Corporation
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John Fink
Senior Research Associate, Community College Research Center
Linda Garcia
Linda García, Ph.D.
Executive Director, Center for Community College Student Engagement
Melissa Humphries, Ph.D.
Director of P-16 Data Analytics and Research, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
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Davis Jenkins, Ph.D.
Senior Research Scholar, Community College Research Center, Teachers College, Columbia University
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Kasey Klepfer, MPAff
Senior Research & Policy Analyst, University of Texas System
Kay McClenney, Ph.D.
Senior Advisor to the President and CEO, American Association of Community Colleges
Consultant and Partner, Mc2 Consultants
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Tia Brown McNair, Ed.D.
Vice President, Office of Diversity, Equity, and Student Success, Association of American Colleges and Universities
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Luis Ponjuán, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Higher Education Administration, College of Education and Human Development, Texas A&M University
Research Director, Investing in Diversity, Equity, Access, and Learning
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Lauren Schudde, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Educational Leadership and Policy, University of Texas at Austin
Ronny Washington
Education Outreach Specialist, Texas Workforce Commission
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Afi Wiggins, Ph.D.
Director, Program Evaluation and Research, Charles A. Dana Center, University of Texas at Austin
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Jacklyn Altuna Willard, M.Ed.
Senior Program Officer, Postsecondary Success, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation