About Us

A dedicated team,
on a mission

Michigan College Access Network works to improve the futures of Michigan's students and communities by making college accessible to all, with one main goal: to increase Michigan’s postsecondary educational attainment rate to 60% by 2030. Through this goal, we aim to increase college readiness, participation, and completion in Michigan, particularly among low-income students, first-generation college-going students, and students of color.

At MCAN, we work with agents of change, leaders, and education administrators to educate and empower students in Michigan to attend and complete college. In doing so, we promote equity through college access — because when students in Michigan can achieve more, our entire state economy prospers.


Our Vision & Values

College is postsecondary education.

We use the term college to refer to the attainment of education beyond high school, including postsecondary certificates and academic degrees.

College is a necessity.

Postsecondary attainment dramatically increases an individual’s economic independence in a knowledge-based economy.

College is for everyone.

We work toward changing the systems that perpetuate inequities in postsecondary attainment.

College is a public good.

Postsecondary attainment is critical to a just and equitable society, strong economy, thriving democracy, and healthy communities.

Our team

From directors to AdviseMI advisers, MCAN's staff played a critical role in making our 2019 accomplishments a reality. Thank you for going above and beyond to move the needle toward our goal and, more importantly, help make college a reality for countless students across Michigan.

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Board of Directors

Our board members combined skills from across industries to help MCAN set goals and make some of its most important decisions. Thank you to our board of directors for their time and devotion to our broader mission.

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