Lisette Nieves

Clinical Professor & Program Dir
New York University Steinhardt

Lisette Nieves is currently Program Director and Clinical Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at NYU Steinhardt. For over 25 years, Lisette has served in a variety of cross-sector leadership positions. She is an experienced social entrepreneur, public sector leader and scholar. Lisette founded Lingo Ventures which focuses on growth, talent recruitment/retention, and change management. Lisette served as the Belle Zeller Distinguished Visiting Professor in Public Policy at the City University of New York at Brooklyn College. In government, she most recently served as an Obama appointee on the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics, where she co-chaired the higher education subcommittee and supported the production of two reports and convenings. She has also served as the founding Executive Director of Year Up NY, an innovative workforce development non-profit. Areas of interest include community colleges, college pathways, and the workforce.

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