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Laurie Scolari, Ed.D.

Laurie Scolari, Ed.D. currently serves as the statewide Director for the California Community College Linked Learning Initiative (CCCLLI) for the Career Ladders Project, under the Chancellor’s Office for California Community Colleges. She is also an adjunct professor in the Higher Education and Student Affairs Department in the School of Education at University of San Francisco. Previously, Dr. Scolari served as the Dean of Counseling and Student Support Services at City College of San Francisco for six years. In that capacity, she spearheaded several successful data-driven initiatives aimed at improving the transition of high school students of color into the community college with sustainable results. Her work in this area has received wide attention from several policy driven initiatives, including the national Communities Learning in Partnership (CLIP) grant funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Dr. Scolari’s work entitled, “You Can’t Point Fingers at Data” Cross-agency Collaboration and Shared Data from a Community Perspective was recently published by Harvard Education Press.     [ Click for More ]