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Chief Learning Officer

As chief learning officer at Achieving the Dream, Susan Mayer leads ATD’s leadership and pathways coaching efforts, delivers a range of services to support colleges to improve student and institutional outcomes, supports the development of new strategies and services to meet college and student needs, and works collaboratively with the senior leadership team to integrate cross-program strategies and learning. 

Prior to joining ATD, Susan was the managing partner director of the Student Achievement initiatives at Miami Dade College, where she led college-wide teams of faculty, staff and administrators to redesign a wide range of academic and support services. She served on the Academic Leadership Council and co-led the award of $12 million from public and private funders to support student success initiatives, including a Department of Education, Fund for Improvement in Postsecondary Education award to redesign gateway mathematics. Miami Dade was the 2017 recipient of the ATD Leah Meyer Austin Award for institutionalizing student-focused culture. 

Susan is also a leadership coach for ATD colleges in multiple states, and a former trustee and chair of the Academic Affairs Committee of Florida Memorial University. She has broad experience in strategic planning, mergers and acquisitions, finance and operations across a range of industries. 



M.B.A. | Harvard University 

B.A. | Boston University 

Past Experience 

Managing Partner Director of Student Achievement Initiatives | Miami Dade College 


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