Title: President & CEO, Achieving the Dream
Dr. Karen A. Stout became president and CEO of Achieving the Dream, Inc., (ATD) in 2015, following a more than 14-year tenure as president of Montgomery County Community College in Pennsylvania. Under her leadership, ATD’s network is growing and innovating with new efforts around scaling advising redesign (iPASS), developing zero textbook degree using open education resources, designing non-cognitive wrap around support systems (Working Student Success Network), and placing teaching and learning at the center of institutional change efforts. A frequent speaker and writer, Karen focuses on strategies for enhancing student success and completion, accelerating and scaling innovation, and olaunching a new era of community college fundraising. She holds a doctorate in educational leadership from the University of Delaware, a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Baltimore, and a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Delaware.