Baton Rouge, LA - This month, Executive Director Julie Scott begins her two-year tenure as an ACT State Organization Steering Committee member representing the Southwest. Nominations by council members took place during October 2015, and elections were held in November. Three council members from each district were elected representing one of three sectors: K–12, postsecondary, and workforce.

The ACT State Organizations Steering Committee members will proactively advance the work of ACT and ACT State Organizations by serving as representatives and relationship builders. They will work to increase ACT efforts to help people achieve education and workplace success by providing valuable input and insight to the work of ACT, supporting measures to develop workplace and education landscapes that advance the mission of ACT, and promoting college and career readiness for all. 

"I am honored to have been elected to this position, and excited about the work ahead. The Career Compass mission - to remove the obstacles that keep students from pursuing a post-secondary education - is aligned with the ACT mission, which is to help people achieve education and workplace success. As a former educator, and now in my role as a nonprofit leader, I always seek to help students achieve their full potential. Working with the ACT State Organization Steering Committee will help me pursue that personal and professional mission," said Julie.

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