President & CEO
Laura Ipsen is president and chief executive officer of Ellucian, the leading technology solutions provider for more than 2,700 higher education institutions in more than 50 countries. She has more than 25 years of experience as a technology executive, working to drive transformation in the public and private sectors and spur adoption of comprehensive solutions in high-growth industries. Ipsen held senior executive roles at Cisco Microsoft, Oracle and others in Silicon Valley with a focus on transformational growth and cloud. She currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors for Verisk, a leading data analytics provider, Daimler Trucks A.G., as well as the Business-Higher Ed Forum (BHEF) based in Washington, D.C. She is also a member of the Fast Company Impact Council, Fortune CEO Initiative, and WomenCorporateDirectors (WCD). Ipsen studied at the University of Virginia and Yarmouk University in Jordan. As the daughter of two parents who spent their entire careers in higher education, she is passionate around the impact of technology to enable access and better outcomes for all learners.