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Linda Zanin, EdD '96, MA '92, Elected to NACEP Engagement Commission

Congratulations to Linda Zanin, EdD ’96, MA ’92, director of strategic partnerships at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS), who was recently elected to the engagement commission for the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships (NACEP).

The NACEP is the only national organization supporting programs, practitioners, and policy to advance concurrent and dual enrollment programs. There are three commissions within NACEP — advocacy, engagement, and research. The commissions serve an important role in the organization by supporting NACEP’s work through engaging expertise from the field for these volunteer leadership positions.

The engagement commission’s main functions are to recruit new members in support of the organizations goals, provide professional development and support to all members, and serve as a conduit in collecting and sharing the successes and issues of members and other commissions, according the NACEP website. 

Additionally, as part of the engagement commission, Zanin will co-lead the Leadership Academy, which is open to a select group of emerging leaders in the field. Participants explore policy and education trends while honing their leadership and strategic planning skills. Zanin was part of the inaugural NACEP Leadership Academy in 2018.

“I look forward to serving in this role and helping to support the goals of NACEP,” said Zanin, who also serves as an adjunct assistant professor of biomedical laboratory sciences at SMHS. “I’m excited to engage with our members and share their stories of success.”

In her role as director of strategic partnerships at SMHS, Zanin has fostered and maintained the Guaranteed Admissions Agreement, which provides pathways for students who have completed an associate’s degree at select institutions to achieve further academic success through a bachelor’s degree. She also helped to develop the Governor’s Health Sciences Academy at T.C. Williams High School in Alexandria, Virginia. The academy offers students seven career and technical education tracks, including biomedical informatics, emergency medicine, medical laboratory sciences, nursing, pharmacy, sports medicine, and surgery.

Zanin will serve as the commissioner for Region 1, which includes the states in the U.S. Northeast extending from Maine down through North Carolina.

For more information about NACEP Engagement Commission, visit