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Walden News // Nov 07, 2019

Walden University Names Dr. Sue Subocz Chief Academic Officer and Provost

Dr. Sue Subocz

MINNEAPOLIS – November 7, 2019—Walden University has named Dr. Sue Subocz chief academic officer and provost. She has served in several leadership roles at Walden and Laureate Online over the past five years and brings more than 18 years of experience as a leader, practitioner, researcher and innovator in higher education.

“Dr. Subocz is an outstanding leader who consistently demonstrates her passion for Walden, commitment to the success of our students, and dedication to advancements in curricular innovations that improve learning experiences for diverse adult populations,” says Dr. Ward Ulmer, president of Walden. “I am confident that Dr. Subocz’ knowledge, commitment and dedication to Walden—our students, alumni, faculty and staff—will strengthen our institution and ensure students’ continued success.”

Dr. Subocz most recently served as Walden’s vice provost for curriculum, product strategy, innovation and design. She formerly served as vice president of product strategy, innovation and design for Laureate Online, where she improved student engagement with leading innovative digital product design and quality program development.

Prior to joining Laureate Online, Dr. Subocz served for 13 years in several academic and operational leadership roles at the College of Southern Maryland. During her tenure, her commitment to include full time and adjunct faculty in decision-making and institutional endeavors led to increased engagement and institutional thought leadership in online learning, faculty development and learning outcomes assessment. In addition to serving as the college’s vice president of academic affairs and chair for the Division of Distance Learning and Faculty Development, Dr. Subocz was also a faculty member teaching courses in mathematics and physics, in both on-campus and online formats.

Dr. Subocz earned a PhD in Education, Instructional Design for Online Learning and MS in Education from Capella University. She also earned a MS in Civil Engineering from the University of Maryland. Dr. Subocz is a graduate of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, where she earned her BS in Civil Engineering.

She has published numerous papers, publications and articles on teaching, education innovation and academic quality. She is also a frequent speaker on digital experiences in higher education, academic quality and leveraging innovation in technology to improve student experience and success.


About Walden University
For nearly 50 years, Walden University has supported working professionals in achieving their academic goals and making a greater impact in their professions and communities. Students from across the U.S. and more than 150 countries are pursuing a certificate, bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degree online at Walden. The university offers more than 80 degree programs with over 350 specializations and concentrations. Walden University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission, It is also one of more than 25 institutions that make up the Laureate International Universities network. For more information, please visit