Vice President, Strategic Partnerships, (CAEL)
Bridgett Strickler joined CAEL in 2023 as vice president of strategic partnerships. Deeply committed to advancing scalable practices and policies that lead to more equitable outcomes for students of all ages, Strickler helps develop, operationalize, and implement CAEL's strategic partnership strategy.
Strickler most recently served as chief strategy officer at The Graduate! Network (TGN) and previously held other senior roles there. She is the co-creator of Bridging The Talent Gap – an employer and employee engagement strategy and also served as co-Principal investigator for a research initiative related to education Comebackers.
Strickler earned her master’s in business administration as part of University of Louisville’s and University of Kentucky’s Joint Executive MBA program and she holds a master’s in teaching from University of Louisville. In 2016, Strickler was awarded an honorary associate’s degree from Ivy Tech Community College for her work as the founding executive director of Education Matters Southern Indiana.