Lisa offers a broad range of skills gained from nearly a four-decade career that spans private industry, a small private college, a large public university and a community college.
Lisa most recently served as Vice President for Finance and Operations at Cape Cod Community College. Overseeing finance, facilities, the auxiliaries and college police, improving data consistency and reporting, filling funding gaps and implementing short and long-term deferred maintenance plans and facility improvements that included completion of a major accessibility improvement project and strategic design for a new Science and Engineering building was the primary focus. Before that she served as Assistant Vice President for Academic Operations and Finance at the California State University Fullerton (CSUF). During her 17 years there she was the Academic Affairs division manager for fiscal, facility and operational resources for 150 departments serving more than 40,000 students. Lisa began her career in higher education at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) where, during her 10 years there, she served as the Director of Academic Operations and Summer Session and served on the Provosts Cabinet.
Over her 30-year academic career, Lisa gained first-hand knowledge of the many facets of an academic institution. This includes but is not limited to strategic planning, student success and other innovative initiatives, budget development and management, fiscal and facility analysis, academic operations, procurement, agreement development and oversight, facility use and improvement planning, internal controls, grants oversight, information security, human resource and pay processes, and more. In 2019, she was selected by her peers to serve as the first female chair of the Massachusetts Community College Vice Presidents and CFO’s consortium.
Lisa earned her B.S.B.A. in marketing/communications from Bryant University and her M.B.A. from WPI.