Newsmakers

Rebecca Villarreal, Ph.D. Joins Great Lakes Higher Education Corporation as Dir. of Education Grantmaking

Rebecca Villarreal newsmaker; headshot

Great Lakes Higher Education Corporation

Rebecca Villarreal, Ph.D.

Rebecca C. Villarreal, Ph.D. is the new director of education grantmaking in the Community Investments Division of the Great Lakes Higher Education Corporation (GLHEC). This position will have her leading a team of program officers and grant administrators to best help the underserved students of the region access postsecondary education and be successful in obtaining degrees. She joins GLHEC in Wisconsin from a three-year stint as an education program officer at the Michigan-based Kresge Foundation. Prior to that, Villarreal served as a project manager at the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities for nearly two years. Her career leading to this was dominated by her time in various positions in over a nearly seven year period in administration at the University of Maryland, College Park.

She was first hired while attending the university as a graduate student, working towards a master’s degree in higher education administration. She served as graduate assistant in the office of undergraduate admissions before moving to the department of resident life as a graduate coordinator for human resources. After the completion of her master’s degree, Villarreal decided to stay at the University of Maryland to earn a doctorate degree, also in higher education administration. She continued to work there as well through the completion of her degree, spending the majority of this time as the graduate administrative coordinator in the department of resident life.

Pre-graduate school career experience includes over a year as a national college fair event manager at the National Association for College Admission Counseling. As a first-generation college graduate, Villarreal has always tried to steer her career towards helping others realize the same dreams she has.

Dr. Rebecca C. Villarreal began work as director of education grantmaking at GLHEC on Oct. 15, 2018.

Comments

Youth Today is the only independent, internationally distributed digital media publication that is read by thousands of professionals in the youth service field.

Youth Today adheres to high-quality journalistic standards, providing readers with professional news coverage dedicated to examining a wide spectrum of complex issues in the youth services industry from legislation to community-based youth work.

EDITORIAL INDEPENDENCE

Our organization retains full authority over editorial content to protect the best journalistic and business interests of our organization. We maintain a firewall between news coverage decisions and sources of all revenue.

DONORS & DONOR TRANSPARENCY

We are committed to transparency in every aspect of funding our organization. Donors may be quoted, mentioned or featured in our stories. Our news judgments are made independently – not based on or influenced by donors. Accepting financial support does not mean we endorse donors or their products, services or opinions…(read more)

Recent Comments

Archives

Categories

Search

Kennesaw State University Mountain Logo & Ceneter for Sustainable Journalism Logo
LOGO Institute for Nonprofit News 3 turquoise boxes stacked in "J" shape

Copyright © 2018 Youth Today and MVP Themes --- Published by Center for Sustainable Journalism,
Kennesaw State University, 1200 Chastain Blvd. Suite 310, Kennesaw GA 30144

To Top