Sandra Fried, Executive Director of the Success Center, helps to coordinate success-focused initiatives and boost completion rates. Ms. Fried has more than 25 years of experience in higher education policy and advocacy. Prior to joining in January 2017, Ms. Fried managed the University of California’s legislative operations in Sacramento, after serving for six years as the chief consultant of the Assembly Higher Education Committee, where she oversaw the Committee’s operations, analyzed legislation, managed committee hearings, negotiated policy issues, and served as the Assembly’s lead staff person on higher education issues. She also served on the staffs of former Speaker Willie Brown and Assemblymember (now Congresswoman) Susan Davis, with a focus on higher education issues. Ms. Fried is a graduate of the University of California, Davis and former California Community College student.