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Higher Education / Career Development Webinar

The pandemic had a profound impact on how we educate students to prepare them for careers. Expect a lively discussion on the future of education, remote learning, and workforce development.

Date: September 21, 2021 at 12 p.m.




Link Martin, MSW
Director, Temple University Harrisburg

Link Martin has Been with Temple University Harrisburg since 1996 and has served as the Director of Temple University Harrisburg since 2003. In his role as Director Mr. Martin oversees all aspects of the operations of the Temple regional campus. Prior to coming to Temple he was on the faculty at Elizabethtown College. He has worked professionally as Executive Director of Contact Harrisburg and founded Maui Youth and Family Services as its first Executive Director. Mr. Martin received his B.S. from Murray State University and his M.S.W. from the University of Hawaii with a concentration in policy, planning and administration and a specialization in cross-cultural social work. He has presented at nationally and internationally including at the conferences of the: Council on Social Work Education; Conference of Caribbean and International Social Work Educators; Baccalaureate Social Work Program Directors; National Association of Social Workers; Brazilian Youth Advocates/Odebrecht Foundation.


Dr. Sue Mukherjee
Senior Vice President for Strategy and Student Success, Shippensburg University

Dr. Sue Mukherjee is the Senior Vice President for Strategy and Student Success for Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania. As the CSO/SAP, Sue provides executive leadership and oversight in development and implementation of core initiatives responsible for the long-term growth and success of the university. She handles a wide range of matters of institutional importance including enrollment management, student retention, institutional research, academic technology, accessibility services, grants, and career and workforce development. Sue has led strategy and development for several select accomplishments including creating the President’s Leadership Academy, guiding the university’s accreditation process, creating a data informed platform for non-credit skills building strategy, and instituting a modern platform for assessment and institutional effectiveness. Sue also led the university’s pivot to hybrid and hyflex learning during the pandemic.

Prior to her tenure at Shippensburg, Sue served as the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Educational Intelligence for Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. In this position, Sue led 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).



Dana Baker is the Executive Director for Alvernia University’s Regional Campuses.  She is a passionate professional with a focus on equity, inclusion, and innovation in higher education.  Her 20 years of experience in higher education has included: academic advising and support, financial aid, enrollment management and student services. 

She served as the Director of Alvernia’s Philadelphia Campus since 2013 before moving into a more strategic leadership role for the university.  Her focus is on institutional effectiveness through use of data, assessment of policy and process, learning outcomes, operational workflows, equity of services and experience for students at all satellite campuses and developing corporate partnerships.

Her approach to higher education is looking at innovative ways to meet the rich tradition of liberal arts education with corporate needs of the future.  By collaborating with industry leaders, higher education research strategists, and government officials, she strives to provide strategic and visionary management through developing enrollment and revenue forecast planning, goal setting, data analysis, and strategic planning to deliver both premier academic degree programs for Adult learners and Graduate Students and Non-Degree professional certificates and micro-credentials developed by leading industry partners. 

Dana is currently completing a Doctoral degree in Higher Education Leadership from Wilmington University and possesses both a Master of Science in Education and Bachelor Degree(s) from Mansfield University of Pennsylvania.   


Ryan Riley, Vice President for Advancement, Harrisburg University

Ryan Riley serves as Vice President for Advancement at Harrisburg University. As higher education transforms its mission and programs, Ryan’s focus is on securing philanthropic investment and non-traditional revenue.

Ryan’s prior experience includes leading fundraising programs ; program expansion ; industry partnerships; innovative revenue strategies; government relations; and board relations. Prior to his current role he was Special Assistant to the President and Executive Director for Government, Corporate and Foundation Relations at Elizabethtown College and State Director of Communities In Schools of Pennsylvania.

Ryan efforts leading Communities In schools secured national investment targeted at improving student outcomes and reducing the devastating impacts of poverty across Pennsylvania. Ryan works in partnership with state and local elected officials, as well as community and business leaders to support and sustain services aimed at improving education across Pennsylvania.