Dr. Lori Suddick, President, College of Lake County
Dr. Lori Suddick has served as president at the College of Lake County (CLC) since May 2019. Lori has 21 years of higher education experience serving in faculty through executive leadership roles. At CLC, Lori is focused on building a collaborative high-performing student-focused culture where every student succeeds and every employee thrives. As a first-generation college student, she is passionate about the transformative power of education for individuals, families, and communities. She is committed to significantly increasing student access and success while eliminating racial and socioeconomic disparities in educational attainment. Lori is also committed to building innovative and collaborative community partnerships for workforce solutions and economic development.
Lori has served as a national coach for the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) Guided Pathways project which focuses on building a systemic design framework to achieve equitable student success outcomes. She currently serves on the following Boards: Community Colleges for International Development (CCID), Lake County United Way, Lake County Workforce Development Board, Lake County Partners, and Lake County High School Technology Campus.
Proud UW-Stout alumni, Lori earned her Ed.D. in Career and Technical Education in 2017. Lori believes that pursuing a doctoral degree afforded her the opportunity to add new insight and expertise to her professional focus on ensuring equity in access and success of students in higher education through a lens of cultural relevance relative to the demographic shifts in society.