An Alabama A&M University alum has just been chosen to lead Alabama’s top higher education board, as Miranda Bouldin-Frost was picked as the new chair for the Alabama Commission on Higher Education.
Bouldin-Frost has been a commissioner on the board, representing Congressional District five, since her appointment by former Governor Robert Bentley in 2015. Learn more about her below:
Dedicated to Education
Bouldin-Frost’s appointment to chair the ACHE comes after years of service to education in Alabama. An Alabama native, she attended Alabama public schools before pursuing an undergraduate degree at Alabama A&M.
She then anchored her career in the Huntsville area, where she has become a corporate fixture as the founder and CEO of LogiCore — a Huntsville-based logistics and engineering firm — and has successfully reached back to help several young men and women.
“I am looking forward to continuing relationship building with the institutions throughout the state. As the coordinating board for Alabama’s public two- and four-year schools, it is important to have open dialogue about issues facing higher education and the tools that are needed to ensure student success. I think my past experience in working with volunteer boards in various leadership capacities will be an asset.”Miranda Bouldin-Frost
Moving the ACHE Forward
One of the key initiatives slated for championing by the ACHE board will be the “All in Alabama” campaign that will entice the state’s college graduates to launch and maintain their careers in Alabama.
ACHE’s All in Alabama Initiative will remain squarely focused on overall industry needs and aligning those opportunities with students seeking employment, Bouldin-Frost said.
“The campaign will truly be ALL inclusive. It is inclusive for students entering the workforce (Retain); past graduates who have left the state and are encouraged to return (Recall); and those who started but stopped their higher education pursuit (Re-Engage). It will be a boost for job seekers and employers, as well as the state as a whole. I look forward to promoting the campaign throughout the state.”Miranda Bouldin-Frost
Although she said she is confident that Alabama has a top-notch higher education system that prepares its students for the workforce, Bouldin-Frost also expects the issue of affordability to emerge center stage during her tenure.
“We are all aware that an education comes with a price tag, and it is a pretty hefty one in Alabama,” she said. “Tuition increases are taxing Alabama families, and we have seen tuition rise alongside two straight years of record funding from the Education Trust Fund.”