Lisa Larson, EdD

Senior Vice President, College Transformation

Dr. Lisa Larson brings her community college leadership experience to Education Design Lab as Senior Vice President for College Transformation, working on Community College Growth Engine, Designers in Residence, OneTen and the College Transformation Network. Lisa is committed to and passionate about creating partnerships and opportunities that align education to workforce needs to support learners in gaining critical skills in high-demand, good-paying careers.

Prior to joining the Lab, Dr. Larson served as the President of Eastern Maine Community College focused on providing high quality career, technical, and transfer education as well as helping to drive economic and community development for the region. Lisa has also served in administrative roles in the Minnesota State System, including interim president of North Hennepin Community College.  

HOMETOWN: Watertown, South Dakota

BACHELOR’S: B.S. from Northern State University

MASTER’S: M.A. from Minnesota State University, Mankato

DOCTORATE: Ed.D. from St. Mary’s University of Minnesota

FAVORITE QUOTE“Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.” T.S. Eliot

WHEN I’M NOT AT WORK I’M… gardening, reading, or going to concerts.