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Elizabeth R. Gutierrez

Elizabeth R. Gutierrez

Director of State Policy for Education
Lumina Foundation

Elizabeth Gutierrez is director of state policy at Lumina Foundation in Indianapolis. She has an extensive background in policy, higher education, business and philanthropy. Prior to joining Lumina, she was program director for education initiatives at the Evelyn and Walter Haas Jr. Fund in California. She served as education policy adviser to the governor of New Mexico and also as director of P-20 policy and programs at the New Mexico Department of Higher Education. She served a six-year term as an elected board member of Santa Fe Community College in New Mexico. Gutierrez began her career with IBM, where she spent nearly two decades in marketing to state governments. She holds a bachelor's degree in political science, a master's in public administration from the University of Kansas and a doctorate in institutional leadership and policy studies from the University of California, Riverside. Gutierrez serves as a member of the board of directors of the American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education (AAHHE).

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