Pamela Tate
President and CEO

Higher Ed

  • Access
  • Online learning
  • Readiness
  • Veterans
  • Workforce development

Pamela Tate is nationally and internationally recognized for her work within the higher education, public, and private sectors to make it easier for adults to get the education and training they need to succeed and to remain employable. She has led CAEL in the development of projects that unite business, government, labor and postsecondary education to address workforce skill shortages. In 1996, Tate was acknowledged for a career devoted to expanding lifelong educational opportunities for adults with the Doctor of Humane Letters, conferred by SUNY Empire State College in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. She also received honorary doctorates from DePaul University’s School for New Learning in 2005 and from Thomas Edison State College in 2007. In 2011, she received a Doctor of Public Service from St. Leo University. Tate completed her doctoral coursework at the University of Pennsylvania, Annenberg School of Communications, and earned master’s degrees in both English and journalism from the University of Illinois at Champaign.