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Joyce Judy, President
Community College of Vermont
Joyce Judy has been president of CCV since 2009. A special focus of her work is on expanding access to higher education for all Vermonters, from high school students taking college courses to adult students seeking new career opportunities. She has overseen the development of a broad number of workforce education initiatives and has been a statewide leader in increasing the number of students who continue their education after high school.
By expanding CCV’s relationships with the philanthropic community, Judy has achieved significant growth in private support for CCV initiatives, including several scholarship programs, the Introduction to College and Careers course to improve college-going rates of Vermont high school students, and enhanced services to veteran and military students.
Judy serves on the New England Board of Higher Education Executive Board, the Vermont Public Radio Board of Trustees, the UVM Health Network/Central Vermont Medical Center Board of Trustees, the Vermont Higher Education Council, the Vermont Business Roundtable, and the College Board Community College Advisory Group.
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Mamie Voight, Interim President
Institute for Higher Education Policy
Mamie Voight is the Interim President at the Institute for Higher Education Policy (IHEP). She leads IHEP’s projects on affordability, transparency, and postsecondary data policy and works with the organization’s senior leadership team to inform the strategic direction of the organization. Voight and the policy research team launched and manage the Postsecondary Data Collaborative (PostsecData), which brings organizations together to advocate for the use of high-quality postsecondary data to advance student success and educational equity. At IHEP, she has co-authored numerous reports and briefs on higher education topics.
Before joining IHEP, Voight was a research and policy analyst and assistant director for research and policy at The Education Trust (Ed Trust), an organization that works to promote high academic achievement for all students, with a particular emphasis on closing opportunity and achievement gaps. At Ed Trust, she researched college access, success, and affordability issues, advocated for policies that would enhance equity in America’s higher education system, and was lead author on several publications.
Before entering the field of education policy, she worked as an engineering consultant for departments of transportation in multiple states. Voight holds her B.S. in civil engineering from Villanova University, her M.S. in civil engineering from the University of Delaware, and her M.P.P. from Georgetown University.