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Eduventures Names Richard Garrett Chief Research Officer

Higher Education Research Expert and Thought Leader Rejoins the Eduventures Executive Team to Provide a Strategic Lens into the Transformation Facing Higher Education Leaders

Boston, MA – June 30, 2015, – Eduventures, Inc., the leading research and advisory firm that is focused exclusively on analyzing the forces that are transforming higher education, today announced the appointment of Richard Garrett as Chief Research Officer.  In this role, Richard  will be responsible for leading and integrating multiple research practices within Eduventures, overseeing the development and evaluation of ongoing research agendas and spearheading new research to address the changing needs of higher education leaders. As an experienced research professional, Richard  will extend Eduventures thought leadership in the areas of online learning, enrollment management, development and technology innovation.

Richard Garrett has 20 years of experience in higher education research, consulting and policy. Richard spearheaded Eduventures’ research into the online market and has become recognized globally as a leading analyst on the transformation of higher education. Prior to returning to Eduventures, Richard was North America Director for i-graduate, the UK higher education survey and consulting firm that runs the International Student Barometer, the world’s largest survey of international student satisfaction. He also became Director of the Observatory on Borderless Higher Education.

Richard has worked as a researcher in the School of Education at the University of Surrey and a policy analyst at the UK Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education. He has a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree from King’s College London and a Postgraduate Certificate of Education from the University of Cambridge.


New Models Will Define Higher Education

“I am excited that Richard has rejoined the company. He will provide both context and clarity to the challenges and opportunities facing our clients and use his experience guide our research to a higher level so we can lead the conversation on the unprecedented change impacting higher education.”said Tony Friscia, Eduventures President and CEO.


About Eduventures

Eduventures is the leading research and advisory firm that is focused exclusively on analyzing the forces that are transforming higher education.  Building on twenty years of success in working with education leaders, Eduventures provides forward-looking and actionable research based on proprietary market data, and advisory services that support both strategic and operational decision-making.  Our recommendations and personalized support enable clients to understand the top traits of leaders in critical disciplines and to evaluate the opportunities presented by new technologies. For more information about Eduventures’ research, practice areas and team, visit us at www.eduventures.com.


Media Contact:
Ellen Slaby
Eduventures, Inc.