United Way names VP to lead college, career pathways program

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Editor’s note: This article was initially published in DBusiness Daily News

Tanya Heidelberg-Yopp has been appointed vice president of college and career pathways for the United Way for Southeastern Michigan.

Heidelberg-Yopp currently serves as CEO for Linked Learning Detroit, a role she will continue as she assumes her new position with United Way. In her new role, she will provide leadership to the College and Career Readiness Engagement Campaign; develop corporate and community partnerships; lead the transition of the current high school turnaround Initiative; and provide leadership and direction on Linked Learning implementation to build effective career pathways in designated schools in the region.

Heidelberg-Yopp launched Linked Learning in Detroit in 2014 in collaboration with Connect Ed: The California Center for College and Career. The program was funded by Ford Foundation, The Skillman Foundation, GM Foundation, and incubated by Excellent Schools Detroit. Previously, She served as senior vice president for culture, community, and diversity as well as senior vice president of sales operations at Compuware Corp.

Heidelberg-Yopp, of Detroit, earned her Bachelor of Science in telecommunications management at Syracuse University and her juris doctor from the New York University School of Law.