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Caroline Jurisich, EdD

Higher Education Policy Consultant

Policy, Innovation, and Education

Caroline serves as program specialist, working with AUCD’s Policy Innovation and Education team on projects, primarily with Think College. Her areas of focus are inclusive postsecondary education, state legislation, and the Think College Policy Advocates program.

Caroline was a program director for an inclusive postsecondary education program in Louisiana for nine years and assisted in the creation and expansion of the state-wide alliance. She worked on legislation at the state-level that expanded funding for Louisiana programs, and regularly supports and consults with starting programs in the state. Prior to her years in higher education, Caroline taught in a behavioral and emotional disorders classroom for two years.

Caroline holds a bachelor’s degree in mass communication from Louisiana State University, a master’s degree in special education from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, and a doctorate degree in educational leadership from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.  

Image Description: Caroline, a white woman with medium-length dark brown hair smiles at the camera. She is wearing a green shirt with gold necklaces and is in front of a black background.

  • Inclusive Post-Secondary Education (IPSE)
  • Student Advocacy
  • State Legislation on Inclusive Higher Education