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Dave Pelham Appointed Managing Director, Foundation Relations, and Michelle Blackwell Named National Manager, Reverse Transfer Initiatives

by NSC Blog | May 3, 2016 | Clearinghouse News |

The National Student Clearinghouse recently announced Dr. W. David Pelham as Managing Director, Foundation Relations, and Michelle Blackwell as National Manager, Reverse Transfer Initiatives.

The appointments, effective May 16, will consolidate the Clearinghouse’s education foundation relationships, and will manage the scaling and implementation of the Clearinghouse’s national Reverse Transfer platform solution for awarding students reverse transfer degrees at an institutional and state level.

Dave Pelham

Dr. W. David Pelham
Managing Director, Foundation Relations

Michelle Blackwell

Michelle Blackwell
National Manager, Reverse Transfer Initiatives

“Dave has developed strong relationships with the senior leadership of the major foundations that work in the education sector, and we want to strengthen those relationships as we pursue a strategy of helping all outreach organizations maximize the yield of their philanthropic dollars in education,” said Rick Torres, President and CEO of the Clearinghouse. “Dave will continue to enhance our approach for all foundations interacting with the Clearinghouse, and will manage the senior-level relationships with these grantors to the benefit of the students and institutions supported as grantees.”

“I am also excited about Michelle driving adoption of the Clearinghouse’s Reverse Transfer platform to help millions of student achieve their dreams,” said Torres. “A national reverse transfer leader, subject matter expert and speaker, Michelle serves in an advisory capacity to multiple states on the reverse transfer process. She brings line of scrimmage experience working with faculty, administrators, students and technical personnel to thread the needle that creates a generative reverse transfer system, taking into account technical limitations as well as privacy, security and transparency policy items.”

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