In her role as executive director, Dr. Strothers is responsible for all aspects of the Jobs for America’s Graduates New Jersey program throughout the New Jersey region. Through her leadership, she holds partner organizations accountable for reporting and program outcomes; ensuring the program conforms to the Jobs for America’s Graduates national model; identifying funding sources; and developing pipelines for students from JAG NJ programs to employment, military and post-secondary education.
Dr. Strothers has a Bachelor of Business Administration and Master of Higher Education Administration from Kent State University, and received her Doctorate in Higher Education, Theory and Social Foundations, from the University of Toledo (Ohio). She is also a member of the inaugural Board of Directors of The Shine Collective.
Dr. Strothers’ previous experience includes 16 years with the New Jersey Department of Education and ten years in higher education. She has logged a total of more than two decades in volunteer, community and non-profit service, including three years as the state director of the ‘Jobs for America’s Graduates New Jersey’ program when it was run by the State Department of Education.