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Quick Take with Dr. Monty Sullivan

July 29, 2021

In this episode of Ellevate Louisiana's Quick Take we catch up with Dr. Monty Sullivan, President of the Louisiana Community and Technical College System, on the MJ Foster Promise Program that recently passed this legislative session that recently adjourned.

Work/Life Imbalance in the Age of Covid

May 21, 2021

This episode of Ellevate Louisiana's Engage Videocast features a panel discussion on how women’s career paths have been impacted and how COVID might still have an effect on women in the workplace several years down the road. Our panelists include Libbie Sonnier, Executive Director of Louisiana Policy Institute for Children, Ava DeJoie Cates, Secretary of Louisiana Workforce Commission, and Missy Sparks, VP of Talent Management at Ochsner Health System. A special thank you to the National Council of Jewish Women, Hadassah and the Jewish Endowment of Louisiana for putting on this presentation along with Ellevate Louisiana.

Michael Williamson
United Way of Southeast Louisiana

February 4, 2021

In this episode of Ellevate’s Engage Videocast we wrap up our conversation on the state of Louisiana's workforce and economy. Julie Stokes speaks with Michael Williamson, who serves as President and CEO of the United Way of Southeast Louisiana. Julie and Michael discuss the ALICE project, the effects of Covid-19 on ALICE households and more.

Ava DeJoie Cates
Secretary, Louisiana Workforce Commission

January 19, 2021

In this episode of the Engage videocast, we continue to explore issues related to Louisiana's workforce and economy. Julie Stokes speaks with Ava DeJoie, Secretary of the Louisiana Workforce Commission. Julie and Secretary DeJoie discuss equal pay, minimum wage and more.

Don Pierson
Secretary, Louisiana Economic Development

January 13, 2021

In this episode of Ellevate’s Engage Videocast we explore the state of Louisiana's workforce and economy. Julie Stokes speaks with Don Pierson, who serves as Secretary of Louisiana Economic Development. Julie and Secretary Pierson discuss creating greater economic opportunity for Louisiana residents, recent economic development wins, Resilient Louisiana Commission and more.

Dr. Kim Hunter Reed
Louisiana Commissioner of Higher Education

August 20, 2020

On our final episode of a series of interviews where we are discussing higher education policy, Julie speaks with Dr. Kim Hunter Reed who serves as Louisiana’s Commissioner of Higher Education. Julie and Commissioner Reed discuss reopening of college campuses, online learning, the Board of Regents master plan and more.

Dr. Monty Sullivan
Louisiana Community and Technical College System

August 13, 2020

On our third episode of a series of interviews where we are discussing higher education policy, Julie speaks with Dr. Monty Sullivan, President of the Louisiana Community and Technical College System. Julie and Dr. Sullivan discuss the college affordability, workforce training, the benefits cliff and more.

Dr. Jim Henderson
University of Louisiana System

August 11, 2020

On our second episode of a series of interviews where we are discussing higher education policy, Julie speaks with Dr. Jim Henderson President of the University of Louisiana System. Julie and Dr. Henderson discuss the affects of COVID 19 on university operations, diversity and inclusion initiatives and more.

Martha Snyder
HCM Strategists

August 3, 2020

On our first episode of our series of interviews where we are discussing higher education policy, Julie speaks with Martha Snyder, a Senior Director at HCM Strategists. HCM is a national group of policy advocates and strategists working toward equitable and meaningful change by bridging the gap between public policies and the people they affect.

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