President, University Partners and Global Head, Learn-Work Innovation; Member, AAC&U Board of Directors
Brandon Busteed is president of University Partners and global head of Learn-Work Innovation. Busteed leads Kaplan’s work serving US colleges and universities, leveraging the organization’s highly diversified, global educational offerings and insights. His mission is to help US higher education adapt, grow, and thrive. Previously, Busteed was global head of public sector at Gallup – serving higher education, government, and foundations. In that role, he led dozens of ground-breaking studies and consulted with hundreds of higher ed leaders. He remains a Gallup senior advisor. An internationally known speaker and author on education and workforce development, Busteed has published more than 100 articles and keynoted more than 200 conferences. He was named a LinkedIn “Top Voice” in education for 2018. He received his bachelor’s degree in public policy from Duke University and an honorary doctorate from Augustana College. He is a trustee emeritus of Duke and has served on the board of visitors of the Sanford School of Public Policy.