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Ebony Lee

Managing Director, Degree Programs

Change is never easy but always possible. -Barack Obama

Ebony Lee is the managing director of graduate programs at 2U, Inc., where she is responsible for the development and execution of the segment’s operating plan to achieve its financial objectives and customer satisfaction metrics. In this role, she identifies strategic opportunities, builds collaborative partnerships, and works across the business to drive product innovation designed to delight customers and improve the competitiveness of 2U offerings for both university partners and learners.

Prior to joining 2U, Lee was SVP of strategic development at Comcast, where she managed a large operating budget to identify, analyze, and launch new businesses and partnerships in non-traditional spaces. She was the driving force behind LIFT Labs for Entrepreneurs and was also a founding team member of several innovation ventures. Before Comcast, Lee managed strategic planning and innovation roadmaps for Sprint Nextel’s 4G WiMax venture (ultimately sold to Clearwire). She also spent several years advising communications and high-tech companies in strategy, organization design, and operations as a management consultant at A.T. Kearney.

She has an MBA from Harvard and a B.S. in Commerce from the University of Virginia. She is the Board Chair of Musicopia and volunteers with local K-12 schools, living her belief that a well- rounded education elevates everyone.