Lumen Learning Launches First of Its Kind Campus-Based User Testing Center at Rockland Community College

Funding Provided by Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

DATE: Friday, January 14, 2022
TIME: 11:00 am – Noon
RSVP: Risa Hoag, GMG Public Relations, [email protected], 845-627-3000, Cell 914-643-7878

Rockland Community College, 145 College Road, Suffern, NY
Technology Center in the Ellipse Room 8180
Zoom attendance is possible, please RSVP and request the log in information

To announce the launch of Lumen Learning’s first campus-based user testing center at Rockland Community College and explain the significance and impact of the program locally and nationally. The program is being funded through a generous grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Lumen Learning approached RCC because it has been identified as a minority serving institution. The goal of the program is to increase the effectiveness and cultural relevance of Lumen’s solutions for all students across the United States.


  • Kim Thanos, CEO & Co-Founder – Lumen Learning
  • Josh Baron, Senior Program Officer, Digital Learning Infrastructure, Postsecondary Success – Gates Foundation
  • Susan Deer, Provost and Executive VP – RCC
  • Mark McBride, Sr. Librarian Strategist, SUNY
  • Stephen Burke, Dean of Arts and Humanities – RCC
  • Emily Gerace, Coordinator of the Lumen User Testing Center, RCC
  • Three student interns involved in the program

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Map of campus indicating the 8 buildings
Campus map notes location of the Technology Center building where the press conference will take place