Ms. Cindy Skirvin is a Partner in Consulting with Deloitte Consulting LLP. Based in Portland, Oregon, and working out of Deloitte’s Seattle office, Ms. Skirvin serves as a business advisor and the national leader for the Technology Adoption Practice and is a lead partner for one of Deloitte’s core Life Science clients. Previously, Ms. Skirvin was a consultant with Price Waterhouse and IBM working in the areas of workforce transformation, change management, human capital management, and business process re-engineering.
Ms. Skirvin holds a B.A. in Business Administration and Accounting and a Masters Certificate in International Business from Portland State University, and served on the faculty of American University in its MBA program. “Serving on Gateway to College National Network’s Board is a great opportunity to bring together both my personal interests and professional experience in developing learning and talent programs to help improve education opportunities for young people.”
Eduardo Marti, PhD, served as Vice Chancellor for Community Colleges of the City University of New York and is president emeritus Queensborough Community College. Prior to his experience in NYC, he served as President of Corning Community College of the State University of New York (SUNY), and as President of SUNY’s Tompkins Cortland Community College. Dr. Martí also served as Executive Dean of Tunxis Community College (Campus CEO, CAO) and Acting President of Middlesex Community College, both located in Connecticut.
An advocate for high standards and the traditional values of education, Dr. Martí serves on the Board of Trustees of Teachers College at Columbia University, as a member of the Board of Governors of the Council for Aid to Education, and as a member of NYS Governor’s Commission on Educational Reform. Previously, he served on The College Board’s Advisory Board on Community Colleges as well
as the Community College Research Center Advisory Board of Teachers College at Columbia University. Additionally, he served as Chair of the Board for the Hispanic Educational Telecommunications System (HETS).
Having previously served on the Board of the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), he was elected once again in March 2009-11. He was elected as a member of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education in October 2010. In 2011 he was appointed by Mayor Bloomberg to serve on the Panel for Educational Policy of the NYC Department of Education.
Three times a graduate of New York University, Dr. Martí holds the Bachelor of Arts, Master of Science, and PhD degrees in biology from the institution.
Nan Poppe, EdD, has been dedicated to improving workforce education and expanding academic opportunities for underserved students. Dr. Poppe currently serves as a consultant specializing in workforce development, designing career pathways, and improving completion rates for community college students and serves as a coach for the Accelerating Opportunity National Initiative. In 2010 she retired from her post as campus president at Portland Community College (PCC) and held various positions there prior to that, including Dean of Adult and Continuing Education, Dean of Instruction, and District Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs.
After retiring from PCC, Nan worked with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to design the national initiative, Completion By Design. During the planning phase of the initiative she coordinated the technical assistance to the 21 participating colleges.
Dr. Poppe has served on a number of community-level and national boards of directors to advance the status of continuing education, workforce development, sectoral programs, and community-based intermediaries. She is highly regarded for her expertise in understanding and influencing local, state and federal public policy. As a sought-after education policy expert, she has presented on and written about a wide range of subjects from increasing literacy skills for low-income adults, to creating pre-college courses for students not ready for post-secondary coursework. Dr. Poppe holds a BA in Social Work from San Diego State University and a MSW from Fresno State University. She holds an EdD in Community College Leadership from Oregon State University.
Andy Dorsey, MBA, joined Front Range Community College (FRCC) in Colorado in 1993 at the Boulder campus and became college president in 2009. Before becoming president, he was an instructor and faculty member teaching psychology and economics, and was named Boulder County Master Teacher of the Year in 1999. Mr. Dorsey was also vice president of the Westminster Campus/North Metro Area and chief academic officer. He served as chair of the Arts and Communications department, associate dean of instruction and director of online learning, dean of instruction, and associate vice president for advancement.
Among his key accomplishments at FRCC is his launch of the Gateway to College program in 2008. Mr. Dorsey also helped create two other high school partnerships in Colorado and helped found the Adams County Education Consortium, a partnership between Adams County school districts, community organizations, community colleges, and the business community designed to teach skills in school that better prepare Adams County students for the workforce. Prior to his work with FRCC, Mr. Dorsey served as interim executive director of the YWCA of Boulder County. He has also been a legislative director for an Ohio congressman and worked in research and development in the recycling and energy field.
Mr. Dorsey holds a BA in economics and an MBA from Harvard University. He also earned a MA in counseling psychology from Lesley College in Denver. In addition to serving as Treasurer for Gateway to College National Network, he serves on the boards of the Metro North Chamber of Commerce, the St. Anthony's Hospital and the Colorado Campus Compact.