A 'stakeholder' is someone who has a vested interest, financial, social or otherwise in an action or organization. From the web: 'An individual or group with an interest in the success of an organization in delivering intended results and maintaining the viability of the organization's products and services. Stakeholders influence programs, products, and services.'
Hence, an education stakeholder includes students, academics, employment and careers advisors, teaching and learning managers, employers of recent graduates, business deans, professional bodies, libraries, PTAs and other parent organizations.
Are you by any chance looking for referees for admission to a university?-- 'Letters of recommendation should be from a professor of the applicant's most recent degree program, and a recent employer, or an alumnus of the program, or from an education stakeholder,' one university's requirements reads. In this case, it would be, I think, a person of community standing who has some stake in (interest in or connection with) the institution or your education.
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