Pamela Tate | President and CEO, Council for Adult and Experiential Learning
Current Position and Past Experience
President and CEO of the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL) since 1990, Pamela Tate is 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. Pam 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 certificate programs on-line, industry-wide career pathways programs, and regional lifelong learning and talent development initiatives.
Among Pam’s numerous professional activities, she currently serves on the Board of Trustees for Excelsior College, and is a member of the Commission on Quality Assurance and Alternative Higher Education, formed in 2013 by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.
Education, Honors and Achievements
Pam 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.