Dr. Bryan J. Watkins, Ed.D., MBA

Executive Vice President, Higher Education Division

Dr. Watkins has partnered with Dr. Thomas on Executive and Higher Educaton Leadership since 2006. He is currently Managing Partner of RavensKeep, LLC, a consultancy that practices in the organizational development space focusing on leadership development, diversity equity and inclusivity, organizational outreach and connectivity, and succession planning. All in an effort to improve organizational health.

Prior to RavensKeep and Dr Watkins gained significant executive leadership experience serving as Chief Learning Officer, including Vice President and Chief Academic Officer for Oak Point University and Lake Forest Graduate School of Management. And as Associate Professor and Dean of the School of Adult Learning at North Park University, and as Assistant Provost for Continuing Studies and Special Initiatives at Dominican University. His extensive background in program development included assisting in the creation of adult degree programs at numerous institutions within and outside of Illinois.

Dr. Watkins education consists of a B.S. in Business Administration, an MBA in General Management, and a Doctor of Education in Adult Education. As the Executive Vice President for Higher Education he leverages his exceptional executive leadership to assist Colleges and Universities in institutional review, curriculum and enrollment management, institutional and community partnerships and collaboration, as well as Executive Coaching for aspiring Deans and Vice Presidents.

"The Difference Between the Impossible and the Possible Lies in a Person's Determination." – Tommy Lasorda

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