Campus & Academic Director, University of Phoenix
Lauri Perdue has spent over 25 years in higher education at multiple institutions. She is currently the National Workforce Director for the University of Phoenix. Lauri engages with companies, providing strategic thought partnership to create and maintain a dynamic program to encourage employers to recruit and hire University of Phoenix graduates. She explores and collaborates on initiatives that can provide career pathways for current students and over one million alumni. Lauri is dedicated to creating workforce solutions for organizations and communities.
During her career, Lauri has been responsible for delivering a quality education experience for ground and online students as well as workforce development and higher education consulting, providing leadership, mission execution, and oversight in campus operations. She successfully performs outreach and engagement with alumni and community leaders and works extensively with regional and national employers and HR leaders, as an educational consultant and workforce development leader. Lauri also served as an adjunct faculty member for 6 years.
Lauri stepped away from traditional education, to work with highly successful women and help them transform and gain insight and power to reach past their known potential. Lauri worked with a team to teach them how to achieve well-being and balance in their lives without risking or giving up their careers. Lauri is a passionate, collaborative leader that understands the power education has, in its various forms.
After graduating with her bachelor’s degree from University of Nevada-Reno, Lauri began her career in education with the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Head Start program, specializing in early childhood education in Buffalo, NY. After returning to Nevada, she completed her Master of Arts in Organizational Management at the University of Phoenix.
Lauri is actively engaged in community support, as Board Chair of Serving Our Kids Foundation, an organization addressing food insecurity for school aged children in Southern Nevada.