biographical sketch of the

Associate Commissioner for finance and management

susan lapanne, ph.d., cpa, CFE

Susan LaPanne was appointed Associate Commissioner for Higher Education - Finance and Management in September 2007. Her responsibilities include overseeing the areas of budget coordination for the system of higher education as well as capital project coordination, tuition planning, risk management, internal audit, and technology coordination.

Prior to this appointment, Dr. LaPanne served as a healthcare financial officer for over 20 years and later as full time faculty at the Bristol Community College in the Business and Information Management area. She has also served as an Associate Professor with the University of Maryland and Associate Faculty for Post University.

Dr. LaPanne holds a doctoral degree in Organizational Management from Capella University as well as a Master of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Rhode Island. She did her undergraduate work at Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, Massachusetts. Dr. LaPanne became a certified public accountant in 1990 and a Certified Fraud Examiner in 2014. She is a member of the AICPA and the RI Society for Certified Public Accountants.

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Last updated September 12, 2014