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SHECP Welcomes New Executive Director, Jim Langford

October 29th, 2019|

The Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty (SHECP) today announces the appointment of Jim Langford as its new executive director. Langford brings many years of business, public service and nonprofit experience to the organization, [...]

SHECP Welcomes New Governing Board Chair, Members

September 10th, 2019|

The Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty (SHECP) is pleased to welcome its new governing board chair, Dr. Alan Tinkler, associate professor of English, Missouri State University. Additionally, SHECP has elected two new members [...]

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Harlan Beckley to Return as SHECP Interim Executive Director

August 30th, 2019|

Dr. Harlan R. Beckley will return to the Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty (SHECP) to serve as interim executive director, Sept. 1. Beckley, SHECP's founding executive director, will hold the role while the [...]


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My summer as a Shepherd Intern was a great opportunity for me to live out Notre Dame’s poverty studies minor; I learned so much about health insurance and health access in low-income communities and how I hope to practice medicine in the future.

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