Nick Mathern is Associate Vice President of Policy & Partnership Development. Since 2005, he has brokered agreements between colleges, school districts, and state education agencies in order to connect communities with training, professional development, and evaluation services, as well as replication and implementation of the Gateway to College program model. Nick is also responsible for developing and executing the National Network’s policy agenda, which aims to provide pathways, resources, and support services for opportunity youth to reengage with education and achieve success in post-secondary programs.
Before coming to GtCNN, Nick taught in a small alternative high school. His previous career was in social services involving child abuse intervention, serving children and families who were survivors of domestic violence, and working with adjudicated youth and adults. He holds a BA in Sociology from Drake University in Iowa and a Master’s in Public Administration with a focus on education policy from the Hatfield School of Government at Portland State University.