Leadership:

Who We Are

Leadership:

Who We Are

Jean Eddy

Jean Eddy

President and CEO

In the fall of 2016 Jean was appointed to serve as ASA’s interim CEO and President. Working with the ASA Board and the senior management team she is responsible for developing the overall strategic direction for the organization in fulfillment of ASA’s public purpose mission. As the company evaluates new opportunities and initiatives, Jean is providing continuity of leadership as well as oversight for the development of new corporate strategies.

Jean is an accomplished senior executive with over 25 years of experience creating and leading organizations that promote successful operational efficiencies. She is a builder of significant student focused infrastructures at leading institutions of higher education and an outstanding communicator with internal and external constituencies.

Most recently Eddy served as the Chief Operating Officer at the Rhode Island School of Design. During her tenure there she provided leadership, vision, and focus for the operations areas of the College as well as all student and enrollment areas. Administrative footprint was reduced as effectiveness of systems was increased resulting in significant budget savings. Under Jean’s leadership a Campus Master Plan was completed resulting in major building and condo purchases, relocation of academic departments, and effective management of deferred maintenance.

Prior to RISD Jean’s career encompassed roles in academic affairs, finance and administration, and student affairs and enrollment. As Brandeis University’s first Senior Vice President for Students and Enrollment, she had oversight of all departments outside of the classroom, working with groups across campus to increase student applications and quality measures while creating support systems that improved retention rates. As a senior leader, Jean partnered with the CFO and Provost to implement a Campus Master Plan, oversee an accreditation process, and create and execute a strategic plan.

Eddy has served in multiple roles at Northeastern University in the Financial Services and Enrollment areas. During her twelve year tenure at Northeastern, Jean introduced a data driven approach to increasing the quality, diversity, and selectivity measures for admission, establishing Northeastern’s national reach as a leader in practicum based education. She is credited as being one of the senior leaders who changed the profile of the University from a regional commuter school to a top 100 national university.

Nationally Jean is a recognized speaker and expert on creating and optimizing solutions that impact net tuition revenue focusing on recruitment and retention issues. She has held memberships on the College Board, NASFAA, EASFAA, NACAC, and AICAD and has served as a trustee for the Providence Foundation and The Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council. During her years in Financial Services Jean served as president for both the Rhode Island Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators and the Massachusetts Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Public Administration and a Master’s in Computer Science.