, STEM-UP NetworkSue Mukerjee, Ph.D., Senior Vice President for Strategy & Student Success, Shippensburg University

Dr. Sue Mukherjee is the Senior Vice President for Strategy and Student Success at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Mukherjee provides executive leadership and oversight in development and implementation of core initiatives responsible for the long-term growth and success of Shippensburg University. Her leadership extends to a wide range of institutional areas including student retention, student success, institutional research, information technology, accessibility services, career-design, and workforce development.

Sue has led strategy and learner-success in higher education and workforce development for over a decade in various senior leadership positions. Her accomplishments include creating executive leadership academies, guiding higher education accreditation process, creating data informed platforms for skills building strategy, and instituting modern platforms for assessment and institutional effectiveness. Most recently, Dr. Mukherjee led Shippensburg University’s 2020 pivot to hybrid and hyflex learning during the pandemic. Strategic use of data, technology, and inspiring teams to achieve shared North Stars is fundamental to Sue’s work.

Prior to her tenure at Shippensburg University, Sue served as the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Educational Intelligence for Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. In this position, Sue directed the creation of a new, award-winning approach to understanding Pennsylvania’s Workforce Needs Assessment that responds to the current skills gap narrative regionally. Before coming to work for the State System, she worked in various leadership roles for the commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Her interest in education and workforce stems from a long career that has concentrated on translating data into narratives that galvanize broad audiences and policy imperatives.

Sue works as an Adjunct Professor for Central Penn College in the graduate studies program. She earned her Ph.D in Administration and Leadership Studies from Indiana University of PA and is a Fellow from Harvard University’s Center for Education Policy and Research. Sue serves as a member of the federal government’s Data User’s Advisory Committee (DUAC) and is on Harvard’s CEPR Strategic Data Project’s Board for higher education (CTE).