Jacquelyn D. Elliott, Ed.D.

Higher Education Industry Consultant

Dr. Jacquelyn D. Elliott “Jacqui” is known for her diverse background in higher education to include Academic Affairs, Institutional Advancement, International Education, and all aspects of Strategic Enrollment Management. Well-versed in management techniques, she has 30 years of leadership experience in higher education. 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.

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 student affairs.

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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She currently holds dual roles as the President of enrollmentFUEL, a national Student Search and enrollment strategy company in North Carolina, and Chief Enrollment Specialist with Marion Military Institute, AL. From 2009 to 2020, she also conducted faculty development training for leaders of universities throughout the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia under the auspices of the Academic Leadership Center (ALC) of the Ministry of Education. She was the first female faculty appointment at the all-male King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM) in Saudi Arabia.

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