The Hope Center Announces Inaugural Managing Director to Lead National Research and Learning Initiatives

The Hope Center Announces Inaugural Managing Director to Lead National Research and Learning Initiatives

Dr. Anne Lundquist, a learning expert and advocate for students, will join The Hope Center for College, Community, and Justice as its first-ever Managing Director of Learning and Innovation, supervising a division of research, evaluation, education, and training.

Under her leadership, The Hope Center will scale its efforts to bring evidence-based training and coaching on basic needs security strategies to institutions across the country and unveil the new #RealCollegeCurriculum. In addition, when she begins her duties in January, she will oversee the next phase of research experimentation to determine which supports work best for which students.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Anne to The Hope Center, and in particular we are excited to bring her many talents and strengths supporting institutions and students to bear in support of the #RealCollege movement,” said Sara Goldrick-Rab, President and Founder of The Hope Center.

Prior to joining Hope, Anne was an Assistant Vice President for Campus Strategy at Anthology, a global educational technology company. In that role, she collaborated with college and university faculty, staff and students and higher education thought leaders, researchers, and practitioners on using data to advance equity and student success in higher education. Before that, Anne served as the Director of Strategic Planning and Assessment for the Division of Student Affairs at Western Michigan University, and as a senior student affairs officer/dean of students at four liberal arts colleges. She has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in educational leadership, institutional effectiveness, assessment, higher education law, creative writing, and literature.

“The Hope Center’s focus on the intersection of college, community, and justice, and their associated research and projects are consistent with my passion and expertise in the areas of student success, organizational change, and social justice. I am elated to join the collaborative team of experts making a direct impact on the #RealCollege experience of so many students,” Anne said. 

Anne’s areas of scholarship include strategic planning, enterprise risk management, student success, and equity-centered assessment. She is a widely published author, conference presenter, and is co-editor of the forthcoming book Reframing assessment to center equity: Theories, models, and practices in higher education from Stylus Publishing. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing and a PhD in Educational Leadership, Higher Education, from Western Michigan University, and a BA from Albion College. She served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Marshall Islands in Micronesia.