Choose Your NACUBO Research Adventure
Recorded On: 06/27/2023
NACUBO's research team works with the association's policy, advocacy, and professional development staff to produce well-informed and data-driven solutions for NACUBO members. Using an interactive approach, we will explore NACUBO’s signature research studies and how they can help inform institutional decision making. Audience members will determine the focus of this session, with potential topics including tuition discounting practices, college and university endowments, or student financial services benchmarking.
Vice President, Policy and Research
Liz LaPolt Clark is vice president for policy and research at NACUBO and a member of the NACUBO executive leadership group. She has been widely quoted in the press and is a sought-after speaker on how Washington politics and federal policies impact higher education. Clark got her start on Capitol Hill opening Cornell University's first Washington, DC-based federal relations office. Also in her career, she has led federal affairs for the State University of New York (SUNY) System and for Oregon State University. At NACUBO, she heads the team responsible for analysis of federal regulatory and legislative actions, research, and communications.
Assistant Director, Research and Policy Analysis
Kathleen Masterson is assistant director of research and policy analysis at NACUBO, where she helps manage and analyze the organization’s various surveys and research projects. Prior to joining NACUBO, Masterson evaluated state education funding at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. She has a master’s degree in public and international affairs from the University of Pittsburgh and earned her bachelor’s degree from The College of William and Mary.
Senior Director, Research and Policy Analysis
Kenneth E. Redd is senior director, research and policy analysis for NACUBO. At NACUBO, Redd directs the annual NACUBO-TIAA Study of Endowments, the NACUBO Tuition Discounting Study, and other studies on higher education finance issues.
In addition to his work at NACUBO, Ken also serves on the board of trustees for the Meadville Lombard School of Theology in Chicago, IL, and is a member of the board of directors for the Unitarian Universalist Common Endowment Fund (UUCEF) and the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE).
Ken has a master’s degree in public affairs from the Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota.