Karen Boudreau-Shea

Areas of Expertise:

  • Community and technical colleges
  • Institutional efficiency
  • IT leadership and strategy
  • Student success
  • Workforce education

How Karen Helps
Tambellini Members:

  • She aligns business processes and operations across higher education institutions.
  • She assists vendors in understanding the drivers and needs of higher education institutions, especially in the Community College market.
  • She offers insight and expertise on Student Success technologies and vendors.
  • She provides strategic advising for IT leaders to align technology solutions to enable student success and organizational effectiveness.
Karen Boudreau-Shea

Karen Boudreau-Shea

Vice President, Advisory Services

Roles and Responsibilities

Leading Advisory Services, Karen Boudreau-Shea works closely with Tambellini Group members to ensure their technology enablement strategy and supporting solutions are effectively aligned with their academic and administrative systems. By applying her expertise in higher education finance and business operations, Karen helps technology leaders streamline operations, identify, and apply financially sound approaches, and drive successful institutional transformation to support their overall goals and mission.

Professional Background

For the past 20 years, Karen Boudreau-Shea has served colleges and universities in multiple roles. After a decade as the CIO at Lesley University, she most recently served as the senior director of Assessment and Optimization at CampusWorks, Inc., where she helped institutions improve their technology operations focused on the student life cycle.

Education & Certifications 

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Certified Information Technology Professional (CITP)
  • BA, Accounting, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

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