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Lori Suddick, Ed.D.

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Lori Suddick, Ed.D. has 18 years of experience working in two-year college leadership and faculty roles. Since 2009, Dr. Suddick has served as the Vice President of Learning and Chief Academic Officer for Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (NWTC), a designated Leader College of Achieving the Dream. In this role, Dr. Suddick has provided inspirational and strategic leadership to build a culture for equitable student success outcomes and solutions for workforce and economic development. She has presented at the national and state level on multiple topics including student success, integrated advising, systemic engagement of faculty, K12 partnerships, flexible adult learning and alignment of credentials with the labor market needs. Dr. Suddick was one of 40 exceptional leaders selected to the 2016-2017 inaugural Aspen Presidential Fellowship for Community College Excellence.

She completed an Ed.D. from University of Wisconsin–Stout in career and technical education. Dr. Suddick received an M.A. in speech and language pathology and a B.S., both from Eastern Michigan University.

Dr. Suddick is engaged in national initiatives focused on advancing student success, including the American Association of Community College’s Guided Pathways project and the Integrated Planning and Advising for Student Success project through Achieving the Dream. She also co-leads the college’s Frontier Set Network effort, a select group of colleges and universities committed to increasing educational attainment while eliminating achievement disparities across race and socioeconomic status. Dr. Suddick values the privilege to work within these pioneering and collective efforts focused on the important work of accelerating progress in student success outcomes.

Dr. Suddick has provided visionary leadership on multiple cross-functional college-wide teams responsible for the design and implementation of full-scale high impact practices for student success. She has led transformative student success efforts across three campuses, five regional learning centers, four specialty centers and four regional technical academies in a five-county district.

Dr. Suddick  is also experienced in building innovative and collaborative community partnerships with K12, universities and industry, spearheading cross-organizational initiatives to address the talent pipeline for the region. She has served on multiple boards for local organizations involved in education and workforce development and oversaw the strategic development of credentials that offer both transfer opportunities for students and align with regional workforce needs. She has demonstrated progress in strategic priorities in a fiscally responsible design fostering a growth mind-set within a revenue-constrained environment.

As a first-generation college student, Dr. Suddick is passionate about the power of education in transforming the lives of individuals. She is committed to empowering and mobilizing talent within a high performing, innovative and purpose-driven organization that is responsive to its community, ensuring every student completes within its student-ready inclusive environment.