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BHEF’s work focuses on anticipating skills needs and improving pathways between higher education and workforce. Many of our services and offerings are available at no-cost to members; others are an additional fee.


*Indicates a current BHEF board member

Ryan Oakes, Managing Director*

Amazon Web Services

American Council on Education
Ted Mitchell, President

The Boeing Company

California Polytechnic State University
Jeffrey D. Armstrong, President*

The City University of New York
Félix M. Rodríguez, Chancellor 

Columbia University

Connecticut State Colleges and Universities
Terrence Cheng, Chancellor

Drake University
Earl F. “Marty” Martin, President* 

Laura K. Ipsen, President and Chief Executive Officer, and Vice Chair, BHEF Board of Directors*

Georgetown University
John J. DeGioia, President* 

Georgia Institute of Technology
Ángel Cabrera, President

Lisa Gevelber, Chief Marketing Officer, Americas Region*

Howard University

Hudson County Community College
Christopher Reber, President

IBM Corporation

Brandon Busteed, Chief Partnership Officer and Global Head, Learn-Work Innovation*

Miami Dade College
Madeline Pumariega, President*

North Carolina State University
Randy Woodson, Chancellor

Northeastern University
Joseph E. Aoun, President* 

The Ohio State University

Tim Ryan, US Chairman and Senior Partner

Quinnipiac University
Judy D. Olian, President*

S&P Global
Douglas L. Peterson, President and Chief Executive Officer 

San Diego State University
Adela de la Torre, President

Stanley Black & Decker, Inc.
Donald Allan, Jr., President and Chief Executive Officer

State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company
Michael L. Tipsord, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer 

Christina Cutlip, Senior Managing Director

University System of Maryland
Jay A. Perman, M.D., Chancellor*

University of Virginia
James E. Ryan, President

Virginia Tech
Timothy D. Sands, President, and Chair, BHEF Board of Directors*

Business-Higher Education Forum
Kristen Fox, CEO*
Ex Officio

Emeriti Members

Brian Fitzgerald,* CEO Emeritus
Business-Higher Education Forum

Roberts T. Jones, President
Education and Workforce Policy, LLC

David E. Maxwell, President Emeritus
Drake University

Brian Napack, Former President and CEO
Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Eduardó J. Padron, President Emeritus
Miami Dade College

Mary Papazian, Former President
San José State University 

Edward B. Rust, Jr., Retired Chairman of the Board
State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company