Former Commissioner for the Maine Department of Education
“In my former role as Commissioner for the Maine Department of Education I served as an Ex Officio member of the University Of Maine System Board Of Trustees. Based on that experience and over 30 years as an educational practitioner in K-12 and University teaching, I wholeheartedly recommend to you the skills, wisdom and passion of Matt Lisk for Penn State’s Board of Trustees.
I have known Matt Lisk for over 5 years and have worked directly with him at the College Board for the past year as a colleague and partner in State and District Initiatives.
As a leader in the SAT Program, Matt Lisk is celebrated for his tenacity, interpersonal skills, consulting background and expertise. He knows what colleges need and must have in student preparedness/ readiness. Specific to being a valued trustee for Penn State, Matt brings a list of accomplishments that include the successful launch of contracts for the SAT as the college entrance exam for the states of Maine, Delaware, Idaho and multiple districts around the country. This work involved extensive interactions with higher education in these states and nationwide.
Matt Lisk is highly trusted and much sought after for his articulate manner and ability to solve complex problems collaboratively. He is a great team leader and team player. His listening skills are highly prized and would serve him well as a member of your Board.
Without any reservation, I highly recommend to you Matt Lisk, as a stalwart and passionate advocate for the values of Penn State. As a trustee Matt would bring an understanding of the challenges colleges face today in providing rigor, excellence, affordability and a public image of a quality education that Penn State is known for.”