Erin McCowey

Erin McCowey, Institutional Practices Manager, Excelencia in Education

Erin McCowey

Institutional Practices Manager

Current Position:
As Institutional Practices Manager, Erin supports the advancement of institutional transformation to more intentionally serve Latino students by identifying and promoting evidence-based practices and institutional leadership that improves Latino students’ success. Erin co-manages the implementation and enhancement of Examples of Excelencia on an annual basis, the only national data-driven initiative recognizing evidence-based programs increasing Latino student success in higher education. She also engages with Excelencia’s network of affiliates and constituents to support change in practice and strategies.

Past Experiences:
Erin comes to Excelencia after previously serving as the Program Coordinator at the Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI), where she curated the Good Digital Parenting (GDP) program. Erin’s work included supporting parents and educators as they navigate the digital world with their children and students by coordinating resources and external contributions to GDP; publishing blogs and parenting resources tools; contributing to FOSI’s events and communications practice, and regularly consulting with member organizations on their parenting-related resources. Erin studied Political Science and International Studies at the University of Michigan, graduating in 2017. .

Why are you bringing your talent to Excelencia?
I look forward to engaging with institutions across the country that are accelerating Latino student success on their campuses and in their communities. I’m particularly interested in amplifying programs on a national stage in the hopes that emerging programs recognize components of celebrated work that could be replicated on their own campus and join our community of common cause.

How would you describe working at Excelencia?
I describe working at Excelencia as an opportunity to collaborate closely within my portfolio and across the organization with other individuals who challenge and motivate each other daily. Being in such an environment allows for the space to engage intently with the work and contribute to our organization’s best effort in intentionally SERVING Latino students.

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