Elliot Felix

Elliot leads and founded brightspot – a higher ed strategy firm on a mission to create more engaging and equitable student experiences by transforming what colleges and universities offer, how they are organized, and how they operate.

He is a strategist, facilitator, and sense-maker who has helped transform more than 90 colleges and universities including Carnegie Mellon University, Georgia Institute of Technology, MIT, NC State University, New York University, Stanford University, the University of California Santa Cruz, the University of Michigan, and the University of Virginia.

He is a prolific speaker and writer on reimagining higher education, having presented at more than 80 conferences including EDUCAUSE, SXSW edu, and SCUP; having been cited in publications such as Fast Company and Forbes; and written more than 40 articles in publications such as Planning for Higher Education, Library Journal, Business Officer Magazine, and Touchpoint: The Journal of Service Design.

Elliot also serves on the Advisory Boards of the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative as well as the University of Virginia’s School of Architecture.