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As a policy associate at CSW, Elizabeth (Libbie) Lamott Rutherford provides project management support and serves as the primary researcher for Connecting Credentials, a Lumina Foundation funded national campaign to transform credentialing in the United States. Libbie conducts qualitative and quantitative analysis in support of the campaign work groups, communications strategy and written products. Her expertise includes grant writing, community college transfer and articulation and pathways. A native Detroiter, Libbie also works with CSW’s Detroit team in a variety of functions deploying workforce partnership efforts.

Prior to joining CSW, Libbie managed the collegiate partnerships at Henry Ford College which included dual enrollment, early college, articulation agreements, grant management and launched a summer camp program for middle and high school students called Camp Henry. Previously she worked at Southwest Solutions under a Pathways out of Poverty grant, funded by the Department of Labor, that provided weatherization and deconstruction education to populations with the greatest obstacles to success. While at Southwest she designed and delivered a soft skills training program to support this initiative. Additionally, she has spent over 10 years in higher education as a professor of writing, business and community development.

Libbie earned a BA from Maryville University, St. Louis with a double major is psychology and sociology and an MA from Webster University, St. Louis in Human Resources Management. She attained her Project Management Professional (PMP) credential in 2015.

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