OCCRL Staff and Affiliates

Heather McCambly

Consultant on Pathways to Results

Heather McCambly previously served as project manager for the Pathways to Results Initiative at OCCRL. She currently serves as a consultant to PTR. Prior to moving to Illinois, Ms. McCambly was a program associate in the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Student Success at the Association of American Colleges and Universities. A passionate advocate for educational equity, Ms. McCambly has dedicated her career to increasing college access for non-traditional, low-income, and racial and ethnic minority students. For four years, Ms. McCambly worked on a college campus in Portland, Oregon, managing student support programs and led diversity and international initiatives. Ms. McCambly has also conducted educational research, evaluation, and policy analysis at the Gateway to College National Network, Portland State University, Oregon’s Higher Education Coordinating Commission, and the Oregon University System. Ms. McCambly received her M.A. with honors in Educational Leadership and Policy from Portland State University in 2013. She completed her thesis on the equity implications of performance based budgeting systems.

Research Areas

  • College access for non-traditional, low-income and racial and ethnic minority students


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