Interim Vice Chancellor of Digital Innovation and Infrastructure
Valerie Lundy-Wagner joined the Chancellor's Office in March 2020. Lundy-Wagner is currently the Interim Vice Chancellor of Digital Innovation and Infrastructure and she also serves as Associate Vice Chancellor for Research and Data.
Lundy-Wagner is a nationally recognized researcher on equity in higher education, including how it connects to K-12 and workforce development. A former assistant professor and faculty fellow at New York University, Lundy-Wagner has worked as a senior research associate at the Community College Research Center, the leading authority on community college research and reform, and as an associate research director at Jobs for the Future, a national nonprofit focused on education, workforce development and economic mobility. She currently works as a senior research analyst at California Competes, a policy research and advocacy organization. In her current role, she manages the research agenda design and execution, and for the last year has served as a key informant on development of the statewide longitudinal education-to-workforce data system.
A Richmond, California, native, Lundy-Wagner earned her bachelor’s degree in civil and environmental engineering at UCLA, her master’s degree in education at Stanford University and her Ph.D. in higher education at the University of Pennsylvania. She also was a postdoctoral scholar in engineering education at Purdue University.