The MCNY Community congratulates Dr. Ruth Lugo! Starting January 1, 2023, Dr. Lugo will join the elite team of higher education professionals as a member of the Quality Matters Academic Advisory Council (QMAAC).

“It is my pleasure to congratulate Dr. Lugo,” said Diana Zilberman, Chair, Quality Matters Academic Advisory Council, “The Council unanimously voted her in as a QMAAC member. With her impressive education and experience, we are certain that Dr. Lugo’s contributions will provide us with new ideas and perspectives that will assist in making QM even stronger and more meaningful in the higher education arena.”


More About Dr. Ruth Lugo
Former Dean and current Professor at Metropolitan College of New York, Dr. Lugo has been in Higher Education for three decades in various administrative and academic posts. Expertise in accreditation process [Puerto Rico, Latin America, and the USA]. She possesses Teaching Online and Peer Reviewer Certificates from Quality Matters [QM]. She holds a Ph.D. from SUNY at Stony Brook and has had educational management training at Harvard University.

For over three decades, she has served the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools in the Northeast Region and Puerto Rico as a consultant, evaluator, and team chair in the accreditation process. In this role, she identifies the strengths and development needs of higher education institutions and reviews governance policies, board effectiveness, academic programs, and the delivery of student services. She consults extensively in Latin America and Puerto Rico on Board Assessment and Accreditation.

She has participated in postgraduate leadership training programs at the Institute for Educational Management and the John F. Kennedy School of Government Executive Program of Public Management (both at Harvard University), The Center for Creative Leadership, and Cornell University’s School for Labor Relations. Other honors and competitive awards include American Council on Education National Forum for Women in Higher Education, American Council on Education Fellow, Leadership America; National Hispana Leadership; the Executive Leadership Fellow from the League for Innovation in the Community College and a Ford Foundation Fellow. She was honored by the Board of Directors of the National Puerto Rican Day Parade in association with the parade’s 2010 Educational/Leadership Project Banquet for her leadership and numerous achievements in the academic arena that spans over two decades.

She is the Executive Producer of a CD: Antillano produced with RTS Music, Los Angeles, California.

About Quality Matters
Quality Matters is a nonprofit organization comprised of a dedicated staff that works together virtually—from cities all over the United States—to support everyone’s quality assurance goals. But in order to truly achieve our mission of defining and maintaining quality assurance in online learning, we rely on our larger community of QM Coordinators, workshop facilitators, peer and master reviewers, program reviewers, conference presenters, and all the other individuals and groups who are champions for QM and help everyone deliver on the promise of online learning.