Dr. Lorenzo Esters is Executive Director for Higher Education Partnerships within the Global Education Division of ETS. In his role, he seeks to develop new partnerships with higher education institutions, businesses and corporations to advance the mission of ETS. He is currently leading the Skills for a New Economy Initiative at ETS, an effort that focuses on helping individuals signal mastery of skills necessary for the workforce of the future. Dr. Esters has provided effective thought leadership in creating college and career pathways for first-generation and low-income students and developing appropriate student academic support services. He previously served as Vice President for Philanthropy with Strada Education Network, Vice President for Student Success and Enrollment Management at Kentucky State University and Vice President for Access with the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities.