Joshua Wyner
Executive Director, College Excellence Program

Higher Ed

  • Low-income students
  • Presidents and trustees
  • Remediation
  • Workforce development

Joshua Wyner is vice president and executive director of the College Excellence Program at the Aspen Institute. The program’s first two initiatives are the Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, which strives to shine a spotlight on community colleges that deliver exceptional student results, and the New College Leadership Project, which works to align the hiring and professional development of college presidents with the goal of substantially improving student success. After several years as a program evaluator and an attorney, Wyner has spent the past two decades as a nonprofit leader, initiating organizations aimed at improving and equalizing educational outcomes. Wyner has authored numerous reports, op-eds, and other publications about education, including a 2014 book, “What Excellent Community Colleges Do: Preparing All Students for Success,” published by Harvard Education Press. He has a bachelor’s degree in history from Vassar College, a master’s in public administration from Syracuse University, and a law degree from New York University School of Law.