Essay For Executive Director

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It is with great enthusiasm that I submit my application for the position of Executive Director for Engagement at the University of California Office of the President. I believe the University of California’s commitment to excellence, diversity, and access aligns with my vast experience, skills, values, and passion of working to ensure college access and opportunity for students. My extensive experience in the realms of K-12, Higher Ed, and UC Outreach make me an excellent candidate for this position.

For more than twenty-seven years, I’ve worked to expand college preparation and access for students in California and throughout the Western United States through strategic engagement efforts, partnerships, and collaborations. It has
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Within these partnerships, I worked collaboratively and successfully with district officials to develop strategies to increase college preparation and opportunities. We developed comprehensive professional development plans for administrators and counselors, established metrics for college readiness indicators (A-G completion, AP and SAT participation) and parental college planning outreach . I have established broad networks across the state with superintendents, administrators, counselors, parent organizations, and community/Faith-based organizations to support college preparation. As a result of my engagement strategies and partnerships, the number of California students taking AP exams increased by more than 53% since 2011 and the number of students taking the PSAT/NMSQT expanded more than 44%.

2. UCOP Partnership: In 2015, I partnered with the University of California Office of Diversity and Engagement to launch a statewide “All In” outreach campaign to increase the number of underrepresented and underserved students to take the PSAT/NMSQT and enroll in AP courses. The campaign included a personalized letter from President Napolitano to high school sophomores underscoring the importance of taking the PSAT/NMSQT and enrolling in AP courses. In addition, I coordinated AP and PSAT in-services across the UC campuses for EAOP staff and their school contacts.

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