Strong Start To Finish

In her role as director of Strong Start to Finish, Maxine elevates effective practices and processes for reforming developmental education in university systems. She has dedicated her career to advancing system-changing, equity-focused initiatives that promote access, persistence, and completion for minoritized students in higher education. Prior to joining Education Commission of the States, Maxine directed youth-based programs in urban areas, worked with community college faculty to improve their course outcomes, and conducted research on the factors that contribute to success and progress for Black and Latinx students in community college developmental math courses.

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