Jessica Rowland Williams has been named director of Every Learner Everywhere, a network of 12 partners committed to accelerating the use of digital and adaptive learning technologies to improve collegiate outcomes for underserved students. WCET serves as the intermediary for Every Learner, one of three solution networks funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to drive innovation in digital learning, developmental education, and technology-enabled advising. Williams joins Every Learner from Georgia State University, where she led initiatives in areas including enrollment management, student success, and personalized learning. Previously, she was a fellow at Princeton University’s Office of Academic Affairs and Diversity and program coordinator for the Princeton Summer Undergraduate Research Experience. She holds a Ph.D. and an M.A. in molecular biology from Princeton and a bachelor’s degree in biology from Spelman College
Laura Ewing, who was the administrative manager in the Policy Analysis and Research Unit, has been named WICHE’s executive assistant to the president and to the Commission. Ewing has been with WICHE since 2007 and started in her new role on Oct. 1, 2019. Before joining WICHE, Ewing was the director of events for the St. Vrain Historical Society, an ancillary product project manager for AT&T Wireless Services, and executive assistant to the president of New West Presentations.
The newest members of WICHE’s Behavioral Health Program are Gretchen Stage, program manager for the Together With Veterans initiative, and Erin Briley, who will be working on several projects, including the Rural Psychology Internship Program.