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.