“Unlocking Social Mobility through Career Pathways”
Andrea C. Wade, Provost and Vice President for Academic Services, Monroe Community College, Rochester, New York
Andrea Wade will discuss ways to craft career pathways that ensure greater access to underserved populations and other individuals with barriers to employment. She will also share her experiences with connecting with the public workforce system, and getting employers to understand the importance of career pathways while ensuring their support and involvement.
Dr. Wade serves as MCC’s chief academic officer in charge of curriculum, faculty and academic programs at Monroe Community College. Prior to joining the staff at MCC, Wade worked at SUNY Broome Community College for 18 years. In her final role as associate vice president and dean, she presided over seven academic departments as well as its distance education and adult learner programs. She holds a B.S. in biology and medical technology from the Catholic University of America, and earned a Ph.D. and M.S. in microbiology from the University of Notre Dame.