Rebecca O. Campoverde
Kaplan Higher Education Corporation
Becky Campoverde is Senior Vice President for Government Relations for Kaplan, Inc., a leading provider of educational and career services to students, schools, professionals and businesses. She is based in Washington, D.C., and oversees federal and state relations..
Prior to joining Kaplan, Ms. Campoverde served as Assistant Secretary for Congressional and Legislative Affairs at the U.S. Department of Education, where she led the Department's efforts for Congressional approval of the No Child Left Behind law.
Ms. Campoverde's previous government experience includes service as Deputy Staff Director for the Committee on Education and the Workforce of the U.S. House of Representatives. She also served in other capacities at the Department of Education in previous administrations, including Deputy Chief of Staff to the Secretary. In addition, she has worked as a private sector government relations consultant on projects ranging from the North America Free Trade Agreement to drinking water issues. Ms. Campoverde is a graduate of Northwestern University in Evanston, IL, where she also pursued graduate studies. She is a native of Ecuador and a naturalized U.S. citizen. Her family's first experience with career colleges was when her father enrolled in one shortly after arriving in the U.S.
PSCUs open doors to many of the 9.1 million unemployed and 90 million undereducated Americans by providing a skills-based education. To remain competitive over the next decade, we must identify between 8 and 23 million new workers with postsecondary skills. PSCUs are a necessary part of that solution, having produced over 800,000 degrees last year alone.