Author Laurie Weidner

Laurie Weidner, APR, MA – CEO of Parent Education Partners, is a 30-year higher education veteran with Cabinet-level campus and statewide leadership experience. Her areas of expertise include education policy, strategic planning, strategic communications, governmental affairs and crisis communications planning and response. In her current role, Laurie teams with colleges and universities to proactively engage parents/families to boost admissions, reduce summer melt, close achievement gaps and increase retention and completion rates. All strategic plans and solutions are research-based, culturally relevant and are crafted to align and advance institutional goals relating to admissions, recruitment, philanthropy, financial aid, marketing communications, campus culture and the expansion of partnerships to enrich student learning and success.