DIANE TROYER currently serves as an educational consultant specializing on access and completion in public community colleges and is a Coach for Achieving the Dream. As a consultant, she brings her experience in new college development, data-driven approaches to improving outcomes for low-income students, workforce development, strategic institutional realignment, community partnerships & educational philanthropy.
Prior to her role in educational consulting, Diane Troyer served as a Senior Program Officer with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation on the Postsecondary Success team that is focused on significantly increasing the numbers of low-income young adults who obtain a postsecondary degree or credential that has value in the workplace.
Before joining the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, she was the founding president of Lone Star College-CyFair, in Cypress Texas, the first college to be developed in the 21st Century.
Diane received her B.S. in Dental Hygiene from the University of Nebraska, a M.Ed. in Health Education at the University of Texas at El Paso and a Ph.D. in the Community College Leadership Program from the University of Texas at Austin, where she has been honored as a distinguished graduate.