Lauren Collier

PhD, 2013


Lauren Collier is the director of institution and board affairs for the Tennessee Higher Education Commission in Nashville, TN. Previously, she served as the executive assistant to the president at Volunteer State Community College.

She served as the first executive director of South Carolina Campus Compact.  She started the Center for Civic Engagement at the College of Charleston where she supported faculty, facilitated campus/community partnerships, developed co-curricular service programs, and taught in Women’s Studies and the First-Year Experience. She earned an MSW from the University of Alabama and a BS from Birmingham-Southern College.  She has also worked in the non-profit sector and taught English in a college in Hungary.  Scholarly interests include strategies and management of liberal arts colleges, student learning outcomes and community impacts of community engagement, and women in higher education leadership.  Lauren graduated with her Ph.D. in 2013.