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Jacquelyn D. Elliott

Blue Rock Search Announces Jacquelyn D. Elliott, Ed.D, as Higher Education Practice Leader and Chief Experience Officer

Sarasota, FL – Blue Rock Search is pleased to announce Jacquelyn D. Elliott, Ed.D, as the new Higher Education Practice Leader and Chief Experience Officer.


Dr. Elliott brings more than 30 years of C-Suite leadership with a focus in university and business higher education to her new role with expertise in business development, organizational leadership, and strategic planning. She has held multiple positions across Academic Affairs, Institutional Advancement, International Education, and all aspects of Strategic Enrollment Management. She is President Emerita of enrollmentFUEL, a national Strategic Enrollment Management consulting and marketing company, and has also held roles such as Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid, Associate Vice President of Institutional Advancement, and Vice President for Enrollment Management across multiple institutions. Her most recent academic appointment was at the University of Missouri—St. Louis where she focused on faculty development, training, and accreditation.


Ruben Moreno, Founding Partner of Blue Rock Search, said, “Our team and our clients have already benefited from Dr. Elliott’s exceptional knowledge on several placements. We look forward to seeing her years of expertise and pursuit of excellence drive continued results for both search candidates and for our clients.” 


Added Nancy Estep-Critchett, Founding Partner of Blue Rock Search, “Dr. Elliott is an established leader in higher education, and someone we are proud to have as a full-time member of our team. Her dedication and depth of knowledge will certainly be continued assets to our firm and to our clients across the board.”


Dr. Elliot said, “I am delighted to join Blue Rock Search to head up the Higher Education division. I am particularly excited to engage in my role as Chief Experience Officer to ensure delight of all Blue Rock clients. Throughout my career, I have been committed to helping build extraordinary teams and connecting students and professionals alike with transformative opportunities. I look forward to working with the Blue Rock team to continue making a difference in people’s lives.”


About Blue Rock Search

Blue Rock Search is an MBE Certified, 100% minority/female-owned executive search firm, an SRA Network member, a Hunt Scanlon Top 10 global recruiting firm, and a member of the Hunt Scanlon HR/Diversity Recruiting Power 65 and the Hunt Scanlon Private Equity Power 100. Blue Rock specializes in the targeted identification, assessment, and placement of executives across five distinct practice areas: Private Equity, Human Resources and Diversity, Franchise, Higher Education, and CX. Blue Rock’s partners are respected and trusted thought leaders with more than 50 years of combined experience in their respective practice areas. Their systems, processes, and tools are designed to flex to fit their clients’ unique needs and reflect their philosophy of built-to-last relationships.

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