Carnegie Corporation National Program Transition News

Carnegie Corporation of New York would like to make an important organizational announcement regarding our National Program.

After eleven years at the Corporation, the last seven as Vice President for National Program and Program Director, Urban Education, Michele Cahill has decided to resign in order to pursue new opportunities.

Cahill’s resignation is effective September 12, 2014. LaVerne Evans Srinivasan will serve as acting vice president of education programs. Cahill has agreed to continue as senior adviser to Srinivasan through December 2014.

“It has been a great privilege for me to serve the Corporation in its mission to advance educational opportunity and to strengthen democracy,” Cahill said. “Working under the leadership of President Vartan Gregorian and with all of my wonderful colleagues has been an exciting and deeply rewarding experience, both professionally and personally.”

“Michele Cahill—a pioneering educator and leading school reformer—has our deepest gratitude and sincere appreciation for her years of service and her many major contributions to Carnegie Corporation of New York,” Gregorian said. “We look forward to what will unquestionably be her many future successes.”

Under Cahill, the National Program strategy has focused on creating pathways to education and economic opportunity—generating systemic change across the K-16 continuum—and pathways to citizenship through immigrant integration. Of particular note to the Corporation is the substantive work flowing from the Carnegie Corporation of New York–Institute for Advanced Study Commission on Mathematics and Science Education. This included the notable 100Kin10 network for STEM teaching, support for higher standards including Next Generation Science Standards and Common Core State Standards, and redesign for post-secondary pathways in mathematics.

Cahill and her education team at the Corporation have also launched new designs for schools and colleges to increase graduation by all students, helping to provide them with the “academic competencies that enable them to reach their dreams.”

In the upcoming weeks, we will be talking with Cahill at greater length about her myriad areas of expertise. At this time, we’d like to share an in-depth video in which she addresses the issue of youth development in school design. Please watch, and join us in saluting our colleague, Michele Cahill.