It is an honor to serve the Sacramento region as the Interim CEO of NextEd. As a native Sacramentan, it is an exciting time to be working collaboratively with our employer and education partners to reimagine the future of our region’s workforce readiness. Together we want to promote employer-inspired- learning experiences and help develop our students into workforce assets.
I hope to bring a diverse perspective to NextEd gained from my education and various career experiences both in the private sector and higher education. I studied economics and race relations at UC Berkeley, and later went on to earn my juris doctorate and an MBA. I also have a combined 20 years of work experience having worked at Intel and Apple, and most recently in the Los Rios Community College District at Cosumnes River College as the Dean of Business and Family Science. Consequently, with my business and education background, this opportunity feels like a natural fit and I believe I am prepared to add value to NextEd’s charge.
-Brian Bedford, Interim NextEd CEO
Foundation for California Community Colleges
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Linked Learning Alliance
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