Kristen Fox


Business Higher Education Forum

Kristen is the CEO of the Business-Higher Education Forum, the national non-profit organization catalyzing partnership between business and higher education leaders who are building impactful, inclusive solutions that meet emerging and persistent talent needs. Kristen has 20 years of leadership experience working at the intersection of education, digital learning, and workforce development. As managing director at a leading strategy consulting firm, Fox led organizational growth and advised leaders of foundations, companies, and institutions in the education and knowledge sector. Her work has focused on bringing university and employer executives together to design regional workforce development pathways, leading university-wide strategy and revenue sustainability engagements, informing the development of products and go-to-market strategies for edtech firms, and publishing nationally regarded research on the impact of the pandemic on teaching, learning, and equity in higher education. Fox previously worked as a special advisor at Northeastern University, where she led initiatives focused on building new models to scale experiential and work-based learning, developing alternative credentials, scaling career services, and creating new pathways to recruit underserved students into high-demand fields. Prior to that, Fox was a managing vice president at Eduventures. Early in her career, Fox taught undergraduate global history and writing courses at the University of Califor