Dr. Aisha Lowe, Vice Chancellor for Educational Services and Support, CCCCO
Dr. Aisha Lowe, Vice Chancellor for Educational Services and Support
Dr. Aisha Lowe is a passionate educator who has dedicated her life to improving education for all students and communities. As Vice Chancellor of Educational Services, Aisha provides leadership for Educational Services division activities including transfer and non-credit curriculum, technology strategic planning, global education, special project management, and system wide technical assistance delivery.
Prior to joining the Chancellor’s Office in 2020, Dr. Lowe served as Associate Professor of Education at William Jessup University, where she oversaw the thesis research of future teachers in training. She also served as the Dean of the Office of Academic Research, leading the university’s Strategic Academic Research Plan and academic grant making. Additionally, Aisha served the students of the Los Rios Community College District, Sierra College and CSU Sacramento as an adjunct professor for over eight years.
Over the past 20 years, Aisha has worked with at-risk youth, taught middle school, lead educational research and policy efforts, instructed college students, and served as an university administrator. Her background includes serving as an independent consultant supporting the research and evaluation needs of schools, organizations and educators; serving as the executive director of STAND UP For Great Schools; and serving as director of research for the California Charter Schools Association. She brings expertise in program development and evaluation, strategic planning, research and data management, and grant-making. Dr. Lowe received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and her Master’s in Sociology from Stanford University where she also received her Ph.D. in Education. Aisha researches effective strategies for educating students of color to help faculty create classroom environments of acceptance and belonging to fully support the whole student and maximize their academic outcomes, and has been a featured speaker at various conferences and for faculty professional development programs nationally.
Dr. Davis Jenkins, senior research scholar at the Community College Research Center at Columbia University’s Teachers College.
Davis Jenkins works with colleges, schools, community groups and employers in communities and states across the country to find ways to improve educational and employment outcomes for students from groups that have been poorly served by the U.S. educational system. Together with Thomas Bailey and Shanna Jaggars, he co-authored Redesigning America’s Community Colleges: A Clearer Path to Student Success (Harvard University Press, 2015), which has helped to catalyze a national “guided pathways” whole-college reform movement.
For the past five years, Jenkins has led research involving over 100 colleges nationally on the implementation of pathways reforms and their effects on student outcomes and college performance. More recently, Jenkins and his team are studying the efforts of colleges that were early adopters of guided pathways to partner with employers, universities, and K-12 schools in creating cross-sectoral education pathways designed to advance economic mobility and workforce development in their communities. Jenkins earned a Ph.D. in public policy analysis from Carnegie Mellon University and a bachelor’s in religion from Princeton University.
Please let me know if you have any questions and see you all at next year’s SLO Symposium!
8th Annual SLO Symposium
Student Learning Outcomes (SLO) Symposium is a yearly event focused on building support, networking and providing solutions for assessment of student learning. Faculty, SLO coordinators, researchers, administrators and research analysts are the expected audience. At this Symposium, breakout topics will address issues such as: current ACCJC guidelines and requirements, SLO assessment data disaggregation, how to make SLO assessment consequential, building teams and faculty learning communities around SLOs, equity, Guided Pathways and engagement of students and faculty in meaningful SLO assessment processes.