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Anne E. Lundquist, PhD, to lead the Hope Center at Temple University

News January 27, 2023

Dr. Anne E. LundquistThe Lewis Katz School of Medicine (LSKOM) at Temple University has named Dr. Anne E. Lundquist to serve as the Director at the Hope Center for College, Community, and Justice (the Hope Center). In addition, she has been appointed as an Assistant Professor of Research in the Department of Urban Bioethics and Population Science.

“I am delighted to announce Dr. Lundquist will serve as the Director of the Hope Center,” said Dr. Amy Goldberg, Dean and Professor of Surgery, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University. “Anne is a proven strategic leader and we are confident that she will work with her team  at the Hope Center and colleagues at Temple to advance change to better support college students across the country by centering their basic needs.”

Since April 2022, Dr. Lundquist had been in the interim role, and prior to joining Hope, she was an Assistant Vice President for Campus Strategy at Anthology where she collaborated with college and university faculty, staff and students and higher education thought leaders, researchers, and practitioners on using data to advance equity and student success in higher education. Dr. Lundquist has also served as the Director of Strategic Planning and Assessment for the Division of Student Affairs at Western Michigan University as well as senior student affairs officer/dean of students at four liberal arts colleges.

“The Hope Center team is committed to transforming educational systems to better serve college students,” said Dr. Anne Lundquist. “I want to work in ways that support accountability, relationship, wholeness, thriving, and respect for one another. We will advance a bold agenda based on research-based evidence to transform systems across the country to better support college students' basic needs security.”  

Under new leadership the Hope Center:

  • Launched Hope Impact Partnerships in which institutions are equipped with the evidence and tools to drive measurable change for students. These partnerships accelerate the work institutions are already doing to improve student persistence and graduation rates, and advance equity goals. Participating institutions use real-time data to assess students’ basic needs, campus policies, and programs, while getting support to analyze, plan, and take action to improve students’ basic needs security and well-being.
  • Began work on National Science Foundation grant: Our S-STEM Research Hub will contribute to the national need for well-educated scientists, mathematicians, engineers, and technicians by supporting the retention and graduation of high-achieving students with demonstrated financial need.
  • Received a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to research and improve federal and state policy responses to student basic needs insecurity including studying and communicating the impact of recent federal policy changes on the design of state and institutional financial aid programs.
  • Added four Assistant Professor (Research) faculty to the Department of Urban Bioethics and Population Science in the Lewis Katz School of Medicine: Dr. Sara Abelson, Dr. Christine Leow, Dr. Anne E. Lundquist, and Dr. Stacy Priniski.
  • Celebrated the culmination of the Pennsylvania Parent Pathways project in which our Parenting Student Advisors Committee drafted policy recommendations for the Secretaries of PADHS and PADoE, and were recognized by Gov. Wolf.
  • Hosted several hundreds of changemakers for our first ever Virtual Policy Summit, keynoted by U.S. Undersecretary of Education, James Kvaal, who lauded the center’s work in addressing urgent policy challenges and opportunities to advance equity in higher education outcomes.

“We are proud that Hope is housed at Katz within Temple, where we’re all dedicated to the strategic priority of boundless access for students,” added Dr. Goldberg.  “Hope is uniquely dedicated to empowering students to thrive holistically in an affordable and inclusive environment.”