Dewayne Matthews, Ph.D.

Dewayne Matthews, Ph.D. is vice president of strategy development of Lumina Foundation. Matthews has served in a variety of higher education leadership roles, including Senior Adviser to the President and Vice President of the Education Commission of the States (ECS), Director of Programs and Services for the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE), and Executive Director of the New Mexico Commission on Higher Education. He has been a legislative staff member, faculty member and university trustee, and has worked with higher education institutions in Mexico, Canada, and Japan. He began his career as a first-grade teacher in Taos, N.M.

Matthews is a graduate of the University of New Mexico and earned a master's degree in bilingual education at New Mexico Highlands University in Las Vegas, N.M. He earned a doctorate in educational leadership and policy studies at Arizona State University and received an honorary doctor of humane letters from Marycrest International University.

Can Free Tuition Change Students' Attitudes About College?
Can Free Tuition Change Students' Attitudes About College?
January 16, 2015

Lumina VP Dewayne Matthews on President Obama's proposal to bring down the cost of community college tuition begins at 2m 32s. Full story at StateImpact Indiana.

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