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Mimi Lufkin

National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity
Chief Executive Officer
Mimi Lufkin has almost 40 years of experience as an educator and as an
administrator of local and state level projects in California, Pennsylvania
and nationally. Mimi began her career as high school agricultural education
teacher in Etna, California and then as a teacher educator in the Agriculture
Education Department at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis
Obispo. Leaving the classroom she became the executive director of an
economic development agency providing services to low income women pursuing
entrepreneurship, served as a consultant to the office of equity in career
and technical education at the California Department of Education and was
then recruited to College of the Siskiyou’s as the Director of Development.
In 1994, Mimi moved to Pennsylvania and became the Chief Executive Officer of
the National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity, a consortium of state and
local education and workforce agencies providing national leadership for
equity in education and workforce development. In 2002, NAPE formed the NAPE
Education Foundation, which has allowed for the expansion of programs and
services designed to meet the needs of the NAPE membership. As CEO of NAPE
and the NAPE Education Foundation, Mimi leads the organizations growth and
development through its four lines of business: Professional Development,
Research and Evaluation, Technical Assistance and Public Policy.  Mimi
reviews and analyzes federal legislation, conducts professional development
activities and provides technical assistance to state agencies and local
educational agencies. She works closely with states to share best practices
for serving special population students and developing and analyzing
accountability data to determine their progress and outcomes. At the federal
level Mimi works with other national organizations to advocate for equity in
all federal legislation.

Mimi is a graduate of the University of California, Davis where she earned a
Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science and also holds two Masters Degrees –
one from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo in
Agricultural Sciences and one from St. Mary’s College in Educational
Administration. In 2012, Mimi was named as one of the top 100 Women in STEM
by STEM Connector and received the Educator of the Year Award from the Women
in Engineering ProActive Network (WEPAN).

My Speakers Sessions

Thursday, April 5