Education Vet to Join State Center

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A former associate commissioner for the Indiana Commission for Higher Education will join the state's newly-formed Center for Education and Career Innovation. Molly Chamberlin will lead the center's efforts to integrate the state's education and work force data systems.

October 31, 2013

News Release

Indianapolis, Ind. -- Helping to bridge the lines of integrated data between education, career and technical training and workforce development, Molly Chamberlin will join Governor Mike Pence's Center for Education and Career Innovation. Chamberlin will lead the Center’s efforts to identify, refine and align the state's existing systems to create a more transparent linkage for the public to identify career pathways with intersecting education and training needs.

Chamberlin has previously worked as the Associate Commissioner for Research & Information for the Indiana Commission for Higher Education, and served as the Chief Accountability Officer and Director of the Office of Data Analysis, Collection and Reporting for the Indiana Department of Education.

"Molly's comprehensive experience in accountability systems will help to align the vision and better address our stakeholders' needs," said Jackie Dowd, special assistant to the governor for career innovation. "Our goal is to further develop the state’s systems so that individuals receive better information regarding career opportunities and linking education with career pathways."

"Given Molly's K-12 and higher ed experience, she'll add a full pipeline view of assessments, accountability and data systems,” said Claire Fiddian-Green, special assistant to the governor for education innovation. "Molly's expertise will be essential in moving toward the governor's goal for more strategic and integrated planning between the state's education and workforce partners."

Chamberlin earned her masters and PhD in Educational Psychology from IU Bloomington, and is a magna cum laude graduate of Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT. She begins her new role on November 4th.

"There is no doubt that Molly’s knowledge and experience make her the logical choice to lead the effort to integrate our education and workforce data systems," added Teresa Lubbers, Commissioner of the Indiana Commission for Higher Education. "She understands that quality data analysis drives sound policy decisions, and she is highly regarded by the people who can make this happen."

Source: Center for Education and Career Innovation