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Pamela J. Tate


President & CEO, The Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL)


Master's in English and journalism, University of Illinois

Pamela Tate

Since becoming president and CEO of CAEL in 1990, Pamela J. Tate has become 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 is also known for helping colleges and universities develop Prior Learning Assessment programs and improve the quality of their services for working learners. Tate has worked with employers on tuition assistance policy, implementation of career and educational advising for employees, and exemplary practices in employee learning and development. She has led CAEL in the development of projects that unite business, government, labor, and postsecondary education to address workforce skill shortages — resulting in industry-sponsored degree and