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Martha Ellis Named Dana Center Interim Managing Director

December 11, 2019|By Dana Center Communications

Martha Ellis will soon be stepping into a new role at the Dana Center. Effective January 21, 2020, she will become the Center’s interim managing director. Carolyn Landel—who has served as the Dana Center’s managing director since 2013—will become The University of Texas at Austin’s associate vice provost for academic collaborations, a newly created position.

Martha Ellis
Martha Ellis will be serving as Dana Center's interim managing director.

During her time at the Center, Landel has strengthened the Center’s core operations, mentored and supported our staff, and deepened the Center’s presence among key partners and funders. 

“We owe a great debt to Carolyn for her extraordinary service as our Center’s managing director over the past six years,” said Uri Treisman, Dana Center executive director.  “Thanks to her work and that of the leadership team she led, the Dana Center is in its strongest position ever. We wish her well in her new leadership role.”

Carolyn Landel at a workshop
Carolyn Landel will be taking on a new role with UT Austin.

Ellis has served as the Center’s director of higher education strategy, policy and services since 2016. Prior to joining the Dana Center, Ellis held multiple roles in academic leadership, including twice serving as a college president and associate vice chancellor of the UT System.  

“I am honored to be given the opportunity to help support our amazing and talented staff as we enter the next phase for the Center,” she said. “Any transition comes with challenge, but I am confident that the Dana Center is well-positioned to continue growing, excelling, and working with educators, administrators, policymakers, and other partners to ensure that all students have equitable access to an excellent education and pathways to prepare for postsecondary and career success.” 
Please join the Dana Center in congratulating both Ellis and Landel on their new roles. 

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