Karen Yoshino’s decades of experience in higher education, regional accreditation, and standardized testing combined with her PhD in education and leadership expertise, make her a unique resource for her clients. Karen’s consulting practice includes competency-based education program design for higher education institutions, corporations and government clients. She also provides outcomes assessment planning and design, online program strategy, and analytics for program improvement.
Karen’s work as an educational consultant began in 2006 as a subject matter expert in assessing student learning outcomes at Blackboard, Inc., where she has helped clients from around the world. She came to Blackboard after serving as Executive Director of the SAT at the College Board in New York City, and as business officer and assistant to the president at Harvey Mudd College in California.
Karen is currently chair of the Enrollment Committee at La Roche College where she also served as the Academic Affairs Committee Chair for the Board of Trustees. For over ten years, she also served the Western Association of Schools and Colleges as an accreditation team member.