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Higher Education Leader to Address 
 Adler Graduates in Vancouver 09.07.17
Higher Education Leader to Address
Adler Graduates in Vancouver

A passionate, renowned and influential higher education expert will address Adler University Vancouver Campus graduates at this year’s convocation.

Dr. Kim Hunter Reed, executive director of the Colorado Department of Higher Education, will be the keynote speaker for the ceremony, which is set for 11 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 24, at the Vancouver Playhouse, 600 Hamilton St.

Prior to her current role, Reed served under President Barack Obama as deputy undersecretary for the U.S. Department of Education. She spearheaded the coordination of policies, programs and activities surrounding postsecondary education. Career technical education, federal student aid and a variety of White House special initiatives — Historically Black Colleges and Universities, for example — were also within her purview.

Reed is fueled by her undeniable passion for diversity and inclusion, student success, and college access, and her notable work has earned her numerous awards and commendations. She has been named Louisiana Role Model by the Baton Rouge Chapter of LINKS, Inc.; LSU Alumna of the Year via the Public Administration Institute; and Mom of the Year by Jack and Jill of America’s Baton Rouge Chapter. She has also been featured in Daughters of Men, a national publication highlighting outstanding African American women and their fathers.

Reed is a graduate of Louisiana State University. She holds a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism and a master’s degree in public administration. She earned her doctorate in public policy from Southern Illinois University in Baton Rouge.

“We are delighted to have an expert of Dr. Reed’s caliber speak to our community at this time of change and diversity challenges in higher education,” Adler University Raymond E. Crossman, Ph.D., said, of welcoming her in Vancouver.

About Adler University

Adler University educates students to engage the world and create a more just society. Established in 1952, it enrolls more than 1,400 students in master’s and doctoral programs for social change through its campuses in downtown Chicago and Vancouver, as well as an Online Campus. Adler University’s mission is to continue the pioneering work of Alfred Adler, the first community psychologist, by graduating socially responsible practitioners, engaging communities and advancing social justice.