Dr. Lohse joined Lesley in 2009 and has over two decades of experience in higher education administration. Dr. Lohse has primary responsibility for handling a wide range of matters on behalf of the president. She also works closely with the Board of Trustees, is responsible for university-wide communications, and oversees operations within the office of the president. A member of the president's Cabinet, she works closely with the president on the development, implementation, and assessment of the university's strategic plan, the development of university partnerships with other educational and cultural institutions, and the implementation of other university initiatives. Dr. Lohse provides leadership, coordination, and oversight in the development of defined core initiatives for the university and serves as the president's primary liaison with university constituencies. Prior to joining Lesley, Dr. Lohse worked at Brandeis University, Boston College, and Wheelock College. She holds a Bachelor's degree in English from Canisius College, a Master's degree in Administration, Planning, and Social Policy from Harvard University's Graduate School of Education, and a Doctorate in Higher Education Administration from Boston College.