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President's Medal

This award is intended to recognize individuals for exceptional contributions to the field of adult and distance education, as well as to Excelsior and its mission.


Pamela Tate
Pamela J. Tate

Pamela J. Tate

The Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL)

Pamela J. Tate has been president of The Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL), a national, nonprofit educational organization committed to expanding lifelong opportunities for adults, since 1990. As president of CAEL, she has led the organization's growth and involvement in public policy; innovative workforce education services for employers, adult learners and government agencies; and systemic change efforts within higher education.

Ms. Tate is nationally recognized for her work in facilitating workforce education and training programs among educational institutions, business, labor, and government an