Please join the Boston Foundation and MassINC
for the release of a new report on the employment and earnings outcomes of community college students and graduates in Massachusetts. As open-access and affordable institutions of higher education, community colleges offer a potential solution to the college affordability crisis; they have emerged as a high-profile policy prescription in President Biden’s infrastructure plan.
Drawing on a new statewide system linking data across high schools, postsecondary institutions, and employers, this research explores important and timely questions to better understand the impact of community colleges on students’ career trajectories and their value as a pathway to economic mobility in the Commonwealth. Following the presentation of the report, a panel of leaders, researchers,
and educators will share reactions to the findings and discuss their implications for policy, practice, and investment.
M. Lee Pelton, President & CEO, Boston Foundation
Presentation of Report
Alicia Sasser Modestino, Associate Professor, Northeastern University
School of Public Policy & Urban Affairs and Department of Economics; Research Director,
Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy
Ben Forman, Research Director, MassINC
Jorge Coto, Audit Associate, KPMG US
Pam Eddinger, President, Bunker Hill Community College
Wayne Epps, Talent Acquisition, Diversity Campus Manager, Dell Technologies
Tom Lauzon, Vice President, Manufacturing, Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical
Elena Quiroz-Livanis, Assistant Commissioner for Academic Policy & Student Success and Chief of Staff, Massachusetts Department of Higher Education
Antoniya Marinova, Assistant Director, Education to Career, The Boston Foundation (Moderator)
Additional panelists to be announced.