Rosaelena O'Neil

Board Member

Northern Virginia Community College, VA

With over 20 years’ experience in education advocacy and leadership development I have worked to develop the knowledge, experience and advocacy relationships necessary to effectively open access to education and support the development of clear pathways to workforce opportunities. My work in higher education has been to push for innovation and clarity in well-articulated curriculum that aligns with workforce demands and ongoing technological change. Creating the workforce of the future requires the building of partnerships across all sectors of the economy to stimulate growth and to support learning and the development of applied skills that translate to successful outcomes in employment. Preparing and supporting our trustees to be great stewards and effective advocates at both the regional and national stage is critical in delivering on our mission to promote high quality, affordable higher education.