Shirley Hendrick Award Recipient

Debra Roach

2020 Recipient

Dr. Debra Roach

Director of Workforce Development and Continuing Education at Penn State Beaver and Penn State Shenango

Dr. Roach was nominated and selected due to her significant accomplishments related to workforce development opportunities in Beaver County, Pennsylvania and beyond. Her work includes the development of certificates and workshops that provide adult learners with flexible continuing education options offered via evening, weekend, and hybrid modules. Through strategic partnerships with various industry partners, Dr. Roach has also created new content that meets the needs of the region’s employers. For example, she developed and submitted to the Pennsylvania State Licensing Board the first Penn State-offered Certified Recovery Specialist (CRS) program in support of strategic initiatives focused on battling the opioid crisis.

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