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Katherine Brodie, Esq.



Director of Government and Legal Affairs

Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities

Katherine Brodie works in government and legal affairs for the national trade association representing proprietary institutions of higher education (so-called “career colleges” or “private sector” colleges and universities). These schools provide professional and technical, career-specific educational programs in over 200 occupational fields and educate over three million students each year.

Prior to joining APSCU in December 2009, Ms. Brodie spent over a decade providing legal counsel and strategic policy advice to corporate, nonprofit and government clients to define, prioritize, and implement federal policy objectives. Ms. Brodie’s education policy experience includes advocacy in Congress to restore funding cuts to Native American education grant programs, assisting an education publishing company with building relationships with key policymakers, assisting with formulation and enactment of a Native languages preservation bill, and assisting with enhancements to Indian education programs in the No Child Left Behind Act. Her pro bono work at Akin Gump was highlighted in 2006 by the Washington Post. She is a graduate of Bowdoin College and George Washington University Law School.

After her transition to APSCU, Ms. Brodie has continued to serve on the NCLD Professional Advisory Board to further NCLD/APSCU initiatives to better understand nontraditional, career-oriented postsecondary pathways for individuals with LD and how to improve completion for such students.