“Why It Matters”
Joe Xavier, Director, California Department of Rehabilitation
Joe Xavier has a profound understanding of the barriers individuals with disabilities face to gain meaningful employment. Near and dear to his heart are the partnerships DOR has developed with their stakeholders, businesses and communities that deliver services and offer opportunities that support their customers.
“Unlocking Social Mobility through Career Pathways”
Dr. Anne M. Kress, President, Monroe Community College,Rochester, New York
Since 2009, Anne M. Kress has served as president of Monroe Community College in Rochester, New York. Her career spans nearly 30 years in higher education with special interests in topics relating to student access and success, global education, workforce development, technology, and the intersection between traditional liberal education and essential 21st century learning outcomes.