More than 60 community, business, philanthropic and education organizations in Arizona form this independent alliance that is fueled by a community-based effort to make Arizona competitive through the power of education. Their goal is to generate greater awareness of the importance of increasing Arizona’s level of educational attainment while building support to improve college entry and completion; boost adult education and training; and fuel a pipeline of competitive talent for Arizona’s employers.
The goal of Achieve60AZ is to help generate greater public and private awareness, ownership and support for the long-term steps needed in college entry and completion, adult education and training, and identifying and closing skills gaps to better prepare our workforce and our state for the future.
As members of the Arizona community, we all understand the significant connection between a highly educated workforce and improving the state’s economy. As an essential strategy of that effort, the idea of increasing our state’s postsecondary attainment rate (the percentage of adults who hold a high quality credential, certificate or degree) is gaining steam among a number of state education and business leaders.
This is the seventh installment in a series of articles featuring the Board of Directors of College Success Arizona.
This installment highlights the career of Charlie Trammell, Chief Information Officer of Preferred Medical Claim Solutions (PMCS), which started with four people at a kitchen table, and was voted the fastest growing company in Arizona by BizAZ in 2006.
College Success Arizona, an organization leading the way in increasing college graduation rates among Arizona students, welcomes their newest Board Member, Deborah Carstens, the Principal of Carstens Family Funds, and long-time Arizona philanthropist.