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Jacquelyn D. Elliott, Ed.D.

Chief Experience Officer & Higher Education Practice Leader

Dr. Jacquelyn D. Elliott (Jacqui) brings 25+ years in C-Suite leadership with a focus in university and business higher education. Her areas of expertise focus on business development, organizational leadership, and strategic planning. She is known for her diverse background in higher education to include Academic Affairs, Institutional Advancement, International Education, and all aspects of Strategic Enrollment Management. In June of 2023, Dr. Elliott took President Emerita status at enrollmentFUEL, a national Strategic Enrollment Management Consulting and Marketing firm, where she served for eight years leading the company and its clients to success. She was formerly Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid at Mary Baldwin College (now University), Associate Vice President of Institutional Advancement at Bridgewater College, and Vice President for Enrollment Management at Tusculum College (now University). She also served in an academic appointment with the University of Missouri—St. Louis, where she was Clinical Assistant Professor in the College of Education and International Liaison Specialist in International Studies and Programs. In that role, she worked to develop international collaborative faculty research, student exchange, accreditation consultation, program reviews, and faculty training and development in Kuwait and Oman. She also worked under the auspices of the Ministry of Education for the Academic Leadership Center in Saudi Arabia for ten years as a faculty development trainer and created the first national faculty mentor program in the Kingdom.

Dr. Elliott received her doctorate in higher education administration from The George Washington University where her dissertation, The American Council on Education’s Office of Women in Higher Education: A Case Study of Evolution and Decline 1973-2011, was the winner of the national Myra Sadker Dissertation Award. Elliott’s current research and publications focus on women and leadership in the USA and Saudi Arabia, history of higher education, enrollment management, and leadership.

Jacqui has presented over 200 sessions at academic and administrative conferences nationally, and internationally. She served as Vice President for Professional Development for the Southern Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admission Officers (SACRAO) and is a past editor for the SACRAO Journal.  Additionally, she served on the Board of Directors as Vice President for International Education with the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admission Officers (AACRAO) in Washington, D.C. and was the 2019 winner of the International Higher Education Leadership Award.

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Get to know Jacqui

Besides loving to love people and celebrating a variety of organizational cultures, Jacqui brings a wealth of experience to the Higher Education Practice. While the majority of her work has focused on the Strategic Enrollment Management arena, she has a great passion for international education as well. Her love of all things international has taken her to more than 100 countries across the globe where she has met amazing people, eaten some strange things, and done quite a few “daredevil” activities. In her spare time, she loves singing (only in the shower these days), antiquing, and riding motorcycles. And, she will never pass up a good book, movie recommendation, or invitation for a get-together.

Jacqui's Charity of Choice

I am a lover of people and international travel, and an advocate for women. What better charity to select than Heifer International—where a gift of an animal can support all of these things with one gift. By supplying a family with bees, chicks, goats, or an actual heifer, a sustainable food and revenue source can make a huge difference to a family in need, and often, this burden falls to the woman to care for, and feed her family. 
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