Andy Lounder

Andrew “Andy” Lounder ’05, S’03
Vice President of Strategic Planning & Governance
Alumni Association Board of Directors
andrewlounder@gmail.com

Alumni Volunteer History

  • Vice Chair, Alumni Board of Directors Bylaws Review Committee 2015
  • Filene Center Career Partner 2014-Present
  • President, Rugby Alumni Union Foundation 2014-Present
  • Post-Chairman, Rugby Alumni Union 2011-2015
  • Chairman, Rugby Alumni Union 2007-2011

Current Profession
Andy Lounder is Director of Special Projects for the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges (AGB), a non-profit that provides leadership and counsel to member boards, chief executives and staff, policy makers, and other key higher education leaders. His work includes primary responsibility for developing new research, education, and advocacy initiatives building upon the recommendations of AGB’s National Commission on College and University Board Governance. Current projects focus on board leadership for a renewal of public trust in higher education, strengthening public higher education system governance, developing new approaches to self-care of board culture, and pursuing a progressive vision for shared governance.

Andy is also an occasional lecturer at the University of Maryland College Park, where he teaches graduate courses that align with his interests in higher education leadership and organizational behavior, decision making, and academic labor.

Professional Background

  • 2015-Present: Director of Special Projects, Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges (AGB)
  • 2013-2014: Deputy Director, AGB National Commission on College and University Board Governance
  • 2010-2015: Research Assistant, University of Maryland College Park
  • 2009-2010: Graduate Assistant, University of Maryland College Park Department of Student Life
  • 2007-2008: Graduate Assistant, University of Pennsylvania Office of the Vice Provost for University Life
  • 2005-2007: Resident Director, Colby-Sawyer College

Academic Background

  • B.A. English Literature (Education minor), Wheaton College, 2005
  • M.S.Ed. Higher Education Management, University of Pennsylvania, 2008
  • Ph.D. Higher Education, University of Maryland College Park, 2015

Awards/Honors

  • 2015 Young Alumnae/i Award (Wheaton College)
  • 2008 Meritorious Man Award (University of Pennsylvania Women’s Center)