Susan Dukes

President, New University Partnerships

Susan leads a team dedicated to building and managing our relationships with universities and supporting the delivery of each university partner’s high-quality online degree programs, with a focus on student success.

Susan has more than 20 years of experience in the education sector and has held a range of roles in K-12 and higher education organizations.

As a first-generation college graduate who believes in both the experience and life-changing opportunities that higher education provides, she is laser-focused on helping universities expand their impact through affordable, high-quality, workforce-relevant online programs.

Susan holds a master’s degree from DePaul University and a bachelor’s degree from Lipscomb University. Susan is married with one daughter, and she enjoys traveling and spending time with her family.


What traits do you admire in a leader?

Respect, Integrity, and Empowerment. The best leaders lead by example and can trust those they have hired to do the job while mentoring their growth.

What are your core values and principles and how have they informed your career?

Honesty and accountability – I take my responsibilities very seriously in both my professional and personal life. I work to succeed and drive towards goals that will enhance success.