Rebecca S. Lake, Ed.D. is Harper College Dean of Workforce and Economic Development. She is an ApprenticeshipUSA Leader and is director of Harper’s strategic apprenticeship activities. Before coming to Harper, Rebecca created the Community College Leadership (CCL) doctoral program at National Louis University serving as program director for 10 years. She spent the first half of her professional life involved in health planning, hospital and health care administration, and nursing while the second half in community college teaching and administration. Dr. Lake has held community college positions of faculty, assistant dean, career and technology (CTE) dean, and academic vice-president.