On May 5th, 2017, ALLIES Board Member Dr. Bob Harper received the Dr. Robert W. Rupert Award at the annual California Council for Adult Education (CCAE) State Conference in Long Beach, CA. CCAE is the largest professional organization serving adult Education in California.
The Robert W. Rupert Award is awarded by the CCAE State Awards Committee when it wishes to recognize and honor an individual whose impact on adult education has been widely acknowledged. The recipient’s leadership and contributions to adult education at local, state, and national levels and to CCAE have been exceptional.
ALLIES partners know Bob Harper as the Director of Campbell Adult and Community Education (CACE) and Co-Chair of the South Bay Consortium for Adult Education (SBCAE). He joined the Campbell Union High School District in 2010 after previously holding administrative positions with school districts in Los Angeles, Salinas, Pacific Grove, Watsonville-Aptos and San Mateo. Bob has more than 40 years of experience in adult and career education, education policy/advocacy, strategic planning, school finance, curricula and instruction, workforce development and community outreach. Bob has a BA in English and teaching credential from UCLA, an MA in adult education from CSULA, an Ed.D. from UCSC with dissertation research focused on immigrant integration and adult education. Bob was member of the Workforce Investment Boards in three counties, currently serving on the work2future WIB in San Jose. He has worked as a consultant with UCSC and several community-based organizations in adult learning/transformation theory, competency-based instruction and assessment, and program evaluation. He has chaired over 40 accreditation visits to schools in California and Hawaii.
Currently Bob serves as the Vice President and state Legislative Chair for the California Association of Adult Education Administrators, and on the Field Partnership Team of the California Department of Education, the advisory committee to the Outreach and Technical Assistance Network (OTAN), and the state boards of the California State Consortium for Adult Education, and the California Council for Adult Education.
Bob’s passion for serving Adult English Learners and his vision for Adult Education and Immigrant Integration add great value to ALLIES and our region.