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Georgia Gwinnett College administrator selected as education fellow

Laura James

Laura James

LAWRENCEVILLE — An associate vice president at Georgia Gwinnett College was recently selected as a fellow for a 16-state program to advance core issues of education policy.

Laura James, associate vice president of Academic and Student Affairs Operations, is one of 21 fellows selected for the Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education’s sixth Education Policy Fellowship Program. A press release said the professional development program provides potential leaders with knowledge and networks to “improve the chances of children and youth to succeed.”

Those selected spend nine months developing a broadened understanding of the policy process within the context of education and related issues.

“The level of instruction and networking provides an unmatched opportunity to build professional educational policy expertise that will long serve the state,” Steve Dolinger, Georgia Partnership president, said in a press release.

There will be monthly seminars led by education experts that cover topics that include the “Political and demographic landscape of Georgia: Strategic leadership in a dynamic policy environment,” and “Why public education: How does the U.S. educational system compare to that of other countries?”

There’s also a national policy seminar in Washington.