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Meredith Archer

Director, Network Relations

In her role as director of network relations, Meredith Archer Hatch provides leadership in identifying and scaling promising practices across the ATD Network. She is a founding staff member of ATD.

Meredith collaborates throughout ATD and the broader community to deepen connections with ATD Network Colleges. She serves as a member of and ATD’s staff lead for the Community College Women Succeed Advisory Group; a board member for the International Journal on Theory, Research, and Practice of Prior Learning Assessment; and has represented Achieving the Dream on the selection committee for the Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence. She has co-authored publications related to launching and improving community college workforce partnerships, designing equitable student success efforts, developing standards for prior learning assessment, and increasing students’ job readiness and resilience.

Prior to joining ATD, Meredith directed efforts to capture and disseminate promising service-learning strategies and models at state K–12 systems, regional and national nonprofits, and higher education institutions at AmeriCorps, where she also managed a portfolio of multi-year federal grants. She was an invited speaker to the United State Embassy in Slovenia where she presented on service-learning and civic engagement.


M.P.A. | University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

B.A. (English and Psychology) | University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Past Experience

Senior Associate Director for Workforce and Academic Alignment | Achieving the Dream, Inc.

Associate Director of Programs and Policy | Achieving the Dream, Inc.

Program Coordinator for Knowledge Management | AmeriCorps

Evaluation Consultant | School of Government, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Literacy Resource Manager | Student Coalition for Action in Literacy Education (SCALE)

How has education changed your life/your family?

Education continues to facilitate positive change in my life and my family. Education enriches our lives, opens opportunity, and is a life-long endeavor.

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