Susan Lane


Susan (Sue) Lane began collaborating with Education Strategy Group in 2015, focusing on higher education’s role within P-20 alignment. With over 30 years of experience in Massachusetts higher education, Sue has been active in national, regional and state education organizations, working consistently to improve access to and success in higher education.

In addition to working with ESG, Sue currently serves as the Senior Director of Policy and Research for the New England Board of Higher Education (NEBHE). Sue previously served Associate Commissioner for P-20 Access and Success Strategies with the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education, as President of the New England Institute of Art and prior to that as Associate Vice Chancellor for Professional and Continuing Education and Adjunct Professor in Education at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth. Sue has held additional leadership positions at Lesley University, the Massachusetts College of Art, and the Massachusetts Governor’s Office for Education Affairs.

Sue earned a Doctorate of Education Administration, Planning and Social Policy, from the Harvard University Graduate School of Education, holds a Master of Business Administration from University of Massachusetts, Boston, and a Master of Education degree from Boston University’s School of Education and earned her Bachelor of Arts in Government and International Relations and her elementary education teaching certificate from Clark University.

Why are you in this work?

I believe that increasing higher education access and success is critical to close equity gaps and meet the needs of our future economy.

Why ESG?

I find ESG’s mission to bridge gaps between K-12, higher education and the workforce compelling and necessary to improve students’ lives.

Connect with Susan

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