Elyse Ashburn

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Content Strategist

With a deep experience in higher education and journalism, Elyse is a trusted strategist for higher education leaders, entrepreneurs, and researchers working at the forefront of education innovation. As part of Whiteboard Advisors’ Content Studios, she conducts research, drafts white papers and op-eds, and guides content strategy. She helps clients to identify, craft, and share thoughtful content that contextualizes clients’ innovative work in today’s ever-shifting education-to-employment landscape.  Elyse began her career as a journalist, and served as one of the top editors at The Chronicle of Higher Education, where she oversaw stories on enrollment management and student success.  She then moved into higher education administration, heading up strategic communications and then serving as Chief of Staff to President Freeman Hrabowski at University of Maryland, Baltimore County, one of the nation’s most innovative research universities. Elyse earned her Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communication at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and her Master of Public Policy at UMBC.