The 2020 EDUCAUSE Institute Management Program provided managers who are in the early to middle stages of their careers with the opportunity to learn and practice a range of new competencies so that they are better prepared to apply their knowledge at their home institutions.
Ana joined EDUCAUSE in 2015 to lead the efforts of the IPASS grant that focused on student success initiatives that drive advising reform in support of increasing completion rates for all students pursuing a higher education credential. In 2018 she became Sr. Director for Professional Learning and Development and led the strategy for building and delivering new offerings in support of the strategyic objective to of re-imagining professional learning.
Prior to EDUCAUSE Ana was Vice President for Client Success at Starfish Retention Solutions in Rosslyn, VA, where she focused her team's efforts in helping institutions implement new technologies with measurable outcomes directly tied to student retention and completion. She also held leadership positions at Datatel, Inc. (now part of Ellucian), where she led the product strategy and direction for the student enrollment management solution and later built Executive Programs. Both at Barry University in Miami, FL and Columbia University, in New York, NY, Ana was a catalyst for leading change efforts that leveraged technology in strategic and meaningful ways, building leadership capacity.
Ana earned a MA degree from Teachers College - Columbia University and a bachelor’s in business administration from Florida International University. As part of her work in creating and delivering impactful services that help shape and transform organizations she completed an Executive Program at Harvard University.
Fun fact: she is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese and loves to dance salsa and samba!
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