Donna Linderman

Senior Vice Chancellor for Student Success

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Donna Linderman previously served as Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at the City University of New York (CUNY). Over the last fifteen years, Linderman has led the design and implementation of nation-leading student success initiatives. Linderman is a principal architect of the design and scaling of the CUNY Accelerated Study in Associate Programs (ASAP) model, which has been shown in rigorous, randomized, controlled trial evaluations to double community college completion rates and has been successfully replicated at campuses in New York and other states, including SUNY's Westchester Community College.

Linderman also led the development and execution of CUNY Accelerate, Complete, and Engage (ACE), ASAP at four-year institutions, along with CUNY Start, a nationally recognized initiative to help first-year students with academic gaps successfully enter and succeed in college, and has led successful CUNY system-wide initiatives to improve completion by strengthening academic momentum, reform developmental education, improve educational and employment outcomes for student fathers, and more.

Linderman began her academic career as an Assistant Professor at Brooklyn College and holds a BFA in Drama from the University of Southern California, an MFA in Theatre from Brooklyn College, and will defend her dissertation for an EdD in Higher Education Administration from Northeastern University this spring.

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