Suzanne Elise Walsh
Deputy Director, Development
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Associate's degree in Applied Science, Hudson Valley Community College; BSc, Cornell University; Master's in Social Work and JD, Case Western Reserve University. Formerly: Coordinator, Special Projects, Cuyahoga Community College; with The Lumina Foundation for Education, Indianapolis, managing the Making Opportunity Affordable initiative, aimed at increasing college productivity by bringing about fundamental change in the way higher education does business; with The Heinz Endowments, Pittsburgh, with a portfolio including community colleges, universities, workforce development, tech commercialization and transfer, city/county consolidation, immigration and regional economic development. Currently, Senior Programme Officer, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; leads its institutional redesign strategies. Member: Board, Grantmakers for Effective Organizations; Advisory Board, Roadtrip Nation and education start-ups Uncollege and Sokanu. Judge, Dance Your PhD.