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Rebecca C. Villarreal, Program Officer, Education

Rebecca C. Villarreal

Program Officer
Education

Rebecca C. Villarreal is a program officer for The Kresge Foundation’s Education Program. Her responsibilities include inviting and reviewing funding proposals and monitoring existing grants.

Before joining Kresge, Rebecca worked in project management at the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU), a research, policy and advocacy organization dedicated to strengthening and advancing the work of public universities in North America. Previously, she held administrative, teaching and research positions at the University of Maryland in College Park, Md., the National Association of College Admission Counseling in Alexandria, Va., and Oakland University in Rochester, Mich.

Rebecca earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism at the University of Missouri in Columbia, Mo., as well as a master’s degree and Ph.D. in higher education from the University of Maryland.  

Photo: Douglas Schaible

Education