Deputy Director of College Next, California College Guidance Initiative


As the Deputy Director of College Next for the California College Guidance Initiative, Kathleen R. Schock is working to improve postsecondary degree attainment by addressing some of the systemic barriers that have traditionally hindered student success. She currently manages College Next, an intersegmental education partnership to help Central Valley students develop and launch a plan for life after high school and to support an efficient approach to data sharing across the region. Kathleen’s previous experience includes teaching journalism at Fresno City College and serving as the Director of Strategic Communications at Fresno State. She has a B.A. in International Relations from the University of Southern California, an M.A. in Journalism from UC Berkeley and an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership from Fresno State.