Joshua Wyner
Vice President

Higher Ed

  • Access
  • Mobility
  • Value of college
  • College graduation rate
  • Completion by design
  • Community colleges
  • Achievement gap
  • Low-income students
  • Economy and college
  • Enrollment

Joshua Wyner is founder and executive director of the College Excellence Program at the Aspen Institute, where he also serves as a vice president. CEP aims to advance college and university practices, policies, and leadership that significantly improve student outcomes, with a focus on students who are historically underserved in higher education. Wyner has spent the past two decades designing and building new organizations that promote talent development and social mobility. He has authored numerous publications about education, including a book, What Excellent Community Colleges Do: Preparing All Students for Success (Harvard Education Press, 2014). He has a bachelor’s degree from Vassar College, a master’s degree from Syracuse University, and a juris doctorate degree from New York University School of Law.