Director of the Encore Higher Education Initiative at Encore.org, Barbara Vacarr is spearheading a campaign to get America’s colleges and universities to better serve students in midlife or beyond. The former president of Goddard College, she has spent a career developing programs for adult and non-traditional learners. Last March, Vacarr’s initiative convened The EncoreU Summit for Higher Education Leaders to discuss policies, practices and pathways to support the transitions of people who want to continue to work and contribute in meaningful ways.
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