Kenyatta Lovett


Education Strategy Group
Kenyatta Lovett

Kenyatta Lovett is a principal at Education Strategy Group (ESG). He leads ESG’s work on strategies to set goals and improve attainment, noncredit-to-credit alignment, adult attainment, and credit mobility.

Lovett previously served as the managing director for higher education and workforce at Educate Texas. He managed the portfolio of programs to support the organization’s strategic plan to significantly contribute to the attainment goal for Texas. Lovett led statewide initiatives focused on improving outcomes in college access, work-based learning, and transfer and credit mobility.

Lovett was also the assistant commissioner for workforce services at the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development. In 2016, he helped launch the nation’s first education advocacy group focused on increasing postsecondary attainment—Complete Tennessee. Prior to that, Lovett served as an assistant vice chancellor at the Tennessee Board of Regents and worked in different roles at Volunteer State Community College (TN). Lovett led statewide initiatives for the community college system in Tennessee and played a critical role in the implementation of major higher education reforms.