Jean Eddy (ASA)

President & CEO


  • Why career learning should begin in middle school
  • Preparing teens for postsecondary education and career success


Jean works with the ASA Board of Directors and the senior management team to develop and drive the overall strategic direction of the organization. Having served on the ASA Board for 20 years and held numerous positions in higher education leadership, she is deeply committed to helping kids – as early as middle school – know themselves, know their options, and make informed choices about their education and career goals. She is a recognized expert in building student-focused infrastructures at higher education institutions and outstanding communicator.

Jean is also an author of a new book, Crisis-Proofing Today’s Learners: Reimagining Career Education to Prepare Kids for Tomorrow’s World, a thought-provoking examination of today’s education system and workforce preparedness. The book explores the career readiness pathways today’s middle and high schoolers take and how a different educational approach could prepare them for the detours life presents.


  • ASU+GSV 2024: Authors Reimagining Career Education to Prepare Kids for Success
  • Transform 2024: Investing in the Next Generation of the Workforce  
  • AMLE 2023: Keynote Discussion on Crisis-Proofing Today’s Learners
  • New Pathways Convening 2023: Keynote on New Pathways
  • ASU+GSV 2023: Preparing the Next Gen for Careers of the Future