10th Anniversary Interview Series: Under Secretary James Kvaal

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Conversation Focuses on Improved Policy Execution and Building a System of Inclusivity

To close out California Competes’s 10th Anniversary Interview Series, US Department of Education Under Secretary James Kvaal joined Executive Director Dr. Su Jin Gatlin Jez to discuss the Biden-Harris Administration’s plan to support an equitable post-pandemic recovery.

As the Under Secretary, Kvaal provides leadership in bringing the Administration’s postsecondary education reforms into fruition. He is an equity champion and has decades of experience tackling higher education issues across the nation.

Under Secretary Kvaal attended California Competes 10th anniversary celebration in Sacramento on March 1st to give a timely keynote speech on how federal and state governments can work together to build brighter futures for students. Prior to the event start, Dr. Jez sat down with him for a one-on-one conversation. Their discussion spanned across topics such as building a system of inclusivity, improving higher education-employer engagement, and evidence-based policymaking. View their full conversation on California Competes’s blog below.

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