Bruce Vandal, Senior Vice President for Implementation at Complete College America, directs the corequisite remedial education reform strategy and provides key policy leadership on CCA’s completion agenda. Bruce directs several projects related to corequisite remedial education reform and math pathways. Among them is the Scaling Corequisite Initiative funded by the Lumina Foundation and the Michael and Susan Dell Foundation that is working with 15 states on efforts to scale corequisite support for the vast majority of students who would otherwise be enrolled in traditional remediation. Bruce also directs the Building Math Pathways into Programs of Study project, which is funded by the Lumina Foundation. The math pathways project is a collaboration with the Charles A. Dana Center that is working in six states to build differentiated math pathways that are fully transferable and apply to program requirements at all public postsecondary institutions in the participating states.
Before CCA, Bruce was the Vice President of Development and Outreach as well as the Director of the Postsecondary Education and Workforce Development Institute at the Education Commission of the States. Vandal directed Getting Past Go, a Lumina Foundation project that leveraged investments in remedial and developmental education to increase college attainment. He was the co-director of the Tennessee Developmental Studies Redesign Initiative, which was a partnership with the Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) to reform developmental education courses at TBR institutions funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education. He earned his Ph.D. in Education Policy and Administration with an emphasis in Higher Education Administration from the University of Minnesota.