Dr Dewayne Matthews
Vice-President of Strategy Development, Lumina Foundation, USA
Dewayne Matthews is Vice President for Strategy Development of the Lumina Foundation, the largest private foundation in the United States focused on higher education access and success. In this position, he leads strategy development and planning and directs the Foundation’s work on new higher education models. Matthews has served as 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, university trustee in the U.S. and Japan, co-author of OECD and World Bank higher education reviews in Spain, Chile, and Colombia, and has taught in universities in the U.S. and Mexico. He began his career as a first-grade teacher in Taos, New Mexico. Matthews is a graduate of the University of New Mexico, earned a master's degree in bilingual education at New Mexico Highlands University, a doctorate in educational leadership and policy studies at Arizona State University, and received an honorary doctor of humane letters from Marycrest International University.