Kasia Lundy

Partner/Principal, EY-Parthenon


Kasia Lundy is a partner in the Education practice of EY-Parthenon, a division within Ernst & Young LLP (EY), and the U.S. Higher Education Lead for EY. She has 25 years of experience overall and has spent the last 17 years working closely with higher education institutions. From 2003 to 2009, Kasia served as Chief of Staff to three Harvard University presidents. In this role, she oversaw the operations of seven units reporting to the President’s Office and was responsible for driving strategic initiatives university-wide on behalf of the president and provost. 

Since rejoining EY-Parthenon in 2009, Kasia has focused on education sector engagements in both K-12 and higher education. Kasia’s education clients include private foundations, state education agencies, school districts, state departments of higher education and coordinating boards, public university systems, public higher education institutions and private non-profit higher education institutions. Her higher education engagements have included strategic planning, governance and organization structure design, revenue-generating strategies (online strategies, program development, alternative revenues), academic outcome improvement strategies, operational efficiency improvement strategies, and mergers and acquisitions support (target identification, due diligence, programmatic and financial analysis, negotiation support, and integration support). 

Kasia received her undergraduate degree from Harvard University and her M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. She serves on the board of Inspire, a national volunteer organization that provides consulting services to nonprofit organizations focused on education and youth development. She is a frequent writer and speaker about higher education strategy and transformation initiatives.