Gary Hoachlander


ConnectED: The National Center for College and Career

Gary Hoachlander is president of ConnectEd: The National Center for College and Career. Beginning his career in 1966 as a brakeman for the Western Maryland Railroad, he has devoted his professional life to helping young people learn by doing—connecting education to the op-portunities, challenges, and many different rewards to be found through work. Widely known for his expertise in college and career pathways, career and technical education, high school improvement, and many other aspects of elementary, secondary, and postsecondary education, Gary has consulted extensively for the U.S. Department of Education, state departments of education, local school districts, foundations, and a variety of other organizations. He earned his B.A. degree at Princeton University and holds a Master’s and Ph.D. degree from the Department of City and Regional Planning, University of California, Berkeley.Prior to founding ConnectEd, Gary spent thirty years as the founder and president of MPR Associates, Inc., one of the nation’s leading education consulting firms, which was acquired by RTI International in December 2012.