Gwen Part, founder of Avenues to Higher Education, comes from a life of higher education as a student and an academic business leader with a long interest in helping young people achieve their full potential.
Gwen is committed to serving others, to making our world a better place to live. Highly disciplined and educated, at the core Gwen is an orchestrator. She views each client deployment as a blank page to be filled with clear vision, savvy educational options and practical solutions. With her, there are no shortcuts. Every aspect of a successful outcome is reviewed, discussed and set in motion.
For over fifteen years Gwen served as an event professional at Loyola Marymount University, UCLA and UC Berkeley. In these roles she built lasting relationships with the top leaders of these institutions. Much of her success can be linked to her ability to define the unique needs and expectations of each client, clarifying their vision through effective questions.
Gwen’s desire to to be of service and to help students excel led to earning a B.A. in Sociology from UCLA and an M.A. in Counseling from the renowned School of Education at Loyola Marymount University. Gwen is a well-rounded professional who has traveled the world and supported philanthropic causes as diverse as AIDS Project Los Angeles (“Buddy” Volunteer), AFS-USA Intercultural Programs, and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education.
Gwen Part is surrounded by a wide variety of strategic partnerships, sources of business and educational intelligence as well as internal and external educational leaders.
She is intensely committed to family, to exceeding expectations and using the gift of life as a precious opportunity to grow.
Gwen views education as a key to that adventure.