Alice PritchardBoard Chair
Alice joined the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities system (CSCU) as Chief of Staff in November 2015. She manages and directs key functions within the CSCU System Office, working in collaboration with other members of the executive staff, as well as in collaboration with the CSCU institutions’ presidents and staffs.
Prior to joining CSCU, Alice served as Executive Director of CWEALF, a statewide non-profit organization dedicated to empowering women, girls and their families to achieve equal opportunities in their personal and professional lives. Alice has spent more than two decades conducting research, advocacy, training and technical assistance on issues related to education and workforce development. She has conducted evaluations of a variety of education and training programs.
Alice has worked with the Governor’s Office for Workforce Competitiveness to support model programs and strategies for increasing the skills and career opportunities for low-wage and unemployed workers; assisting in the facilitation of the CT Career Ladder Initiative to create and promote model programs for career advancement in technology, health care and early child care and education fields; and coordinating the legislatively created Allied Health Workforce Policy Board. Alice created the Campaign for a Working Connecticut to mobilize a diverse coalition of education and training providers, advocates, employers, and labor unions to improve the state’s workforce competitiveness.
Alice has authored and co-authored many academic publications and research reports and has served as a resource for both regional and national press. Alice received her Ph.D. from the University of Connecticut. Alice has been a member of NSC’s Board since 2015.