The purpose of the Attainment Network is to increase the region’s

  • high school graduation rate
  • post-secondary attainment rate
  • percentage of adults possessing a high school diploma and/or postsecondary credential 

The network is composed of teams working within adult education, postsecondary retention and completion, and high school success and transition to postsecondary education.  This network seeks to ensure alignment of successful students with career opportunities in the key regional economic industry sectors.  The focus of the network includes co-created strategies for academic and career awareness, recruitment, outreach, engagement, persistence, and attainment.

EcO Attainment Network Strategic Focus Areas and Catalytic Projects

High School Graduation and College and Career Readiness

High School Success Programs
Talent Pipeline Project
Counseling Counts EcO Cohort

Increase Postsecondary Attainment

Beyond Financial Aid
Gateway Community of Practice

Increase Percentage of Adults with an HSE Diploma and/or High-Quality Credential

Fast Forward
Powerhouse Credentials
Adult Education Works!
Transition to Postsecondary

Building a Regional Data Infrastructure

Creating Regional Scorecards
National Student Clearinghouse Data

Regional Attainment Guiding Team Members

Anissa Baker*EcO, Project Analyst
Johnny BuddDecatur County Community Schools, Superintendent
Dan DavisCommunity Foundation of Jackson County, President & CEO
Laurie DickersonIvy Tech, iGrad Program Director
Gary FelstenIUPUC, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Jennifer HenslerMadison Consolidated Schools, Professional School Counselor & High School Success Coach
Kathy Huffman*EcO, Network Manager, Attainment
Ian KohenCummins Inc., Director of Corporate Responsibility, Engine Business
Luz Elena MichelCommunity Education Coalition, Latino Education Outreach & Program Manager
Nickie NoltingMcDowell Education Center, Adult Education Coordinator
Dustin StewartIvy Tech, Director of K-14 Initiatives
Debbie ThomasonEducation Center of Rising Sun, Director
Mike TinsleyCummins Inc., Components Corporate Responsibility Manager
*Facilitator/Convener

Member of Lumina’s Community Partnership for Attainment (CPA) Network

Member of the National College Access Network (NCAN)

Participating in Indiana Attainment Meetings