This session explores and discusses the innovation of several initiatives managed by our speaker, Dr. Lovett, for the Governor of Tennessee that drove degree and credential completion. He will also discuss his work with the Communities Foundation of Texas and how he hopes to accomplish similar results in Texas.
Speaker: Dr. Kenyatta Lovett, Managing Director, Higher Education & Workforce Development, Educate Texas, Communities Foundation of Texas
Dr. Keyatta Lovett serves as the Managing Director of Higher Education & Workforce Programs for the Communities Foundation of Texas.
Previously, Dr. Kenyatta Lovett served as the Executive Director of Complete Tennessee, where he was responsible for developing and executing the strategic vision to augment Tennessee’s goal to significantly increase postsecondary attainment by 2025. He also led Complete Tennessee’s research initiatives to better inform higher education policy and practice in Tennessee.
Dr. Lovett served as an assistant vice chancellor at the Tennessee Board of Regents. Dr. Lovett led statewide initiatives to enhance Tennessee’s community college system and played a critical role in the implementation of statewide higher education reforms, including the Complete College Tennessee Act of 2010 and Governor Haslam’s Drive to 55 initiative. The Tennessean recognized Dr. Lovett as one of five key people integral to the successful launch of the Tennessee Promise, the state’s initiative to cover tuition for high school graduates attending a community college.