Introducing the 2020-2021 Ascend PSP National Advisors

David Croom | August 19, 2020 | Aspen Postsecondary Success for Parents

The Aspen Postsecondary Success for Parents (PSP) Initiative is a partnership with Imaginable Futures and the ECMC Foundation to raise awareness about and share recommendations to better support students who are parents. The PSP Initiative is informed by three groups of experts from across the United States: Parent Advisors, National Advisors, and the Postsecondary Leadership Circle for Parents.

The 2020 – 2021 National Advisors make up a group of 23 leaders moving the needle on transformational supports and partnerships with student parents. They come from higher education institutions and nonprofit organizations and will provide guidance on strategies and recommendations to be developed over the next two years. Additionally, the National Advisors will help design the Aspen Policy Acceleration Partnership Grants, a challenge that will target states, cities, and counties with a demonstrated commitment to improving postsecondary success for parents. Ascend will work with these governmental entities to implement strategies proven to increase access to early childhood learning, housing, health care, and supports that increase highquality postsecondary credentials among parents 


Derek Dabrowiak
Executive Director of Student Affairs
Technical College System of Georgia

Derek Dabrowiak joined the Technical College System of Georgia in 2015. Prior to that, he served as the Director of Admissions for two regions of Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana, and as Enrollment Manager at Indiana Tech’s College of Professional Studies. He earned his B.S. from St. Joseph’s College and his M.S. from St. Mary-of-the-Woods College. He has worked in student affairs in community colleges since 2009. He also served on boards in the areas of adult education, state National Associate for College Admission Counseling chapters, and the St. Joseph’s Alumni Board.

 


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