Brett Visger

Director

Brett leads ESG’s efforts to increase attainment of meaningful credentials after high school that have value in the workplace. In this role, he is focused on developing strategies that result increasing student success in postsecondary institutions and, ultimately, improving attainment of certificates and degrees.

Brett has over thirty years of experience in promoting student success. Before joining ESG, Brett served as Associate Vice Chancellor for Institutional Collaboration and Completion for the Ohio Department of Higher Education. In this role, he developed strategies to help institutions improve completion rates, operate more systemically and implement approaches that lead to more adult students earning credentials.

Brett also worked as an independent consultant on a wide variety of education and workforce alignment initiatives with state and national clients.  Prior to consulting, Brett was Vice President, College & Career Access at KnowledgeWorks Foundation where he played a key role in developing the Ohio Early College High School Network and the Ohio College Access Network. During Brett’s early career, he had a background with youth programming and college access with programs at Wesleyan University, University of Connecticut, and the Greater Washington D.C. College Information Center as well as at the National Council for Education Opportunity Associations in Washington, DC.

Visger earned a Bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Connecticut and a Master’s degree in public administration with a concentration in nonprofit management from George Mason University.

Why are you in this work?

I believe that education is critical to an equitable and democratic society. With changes in technology and the workplace, it is becoming even more critical that education extends to credentials past high school. Yet there is significant evidence that there is not equal access, nor equitable outcomes in education; I believe it is imperative that we fix that if we’re to thrive. My hope is that I’m able to contribute to solutions that improve educational outcomes for all.

Why ESG?

Education Strategy Group is made up of passionate, committed, and mission-focused individuals committed to improving educational outcomes. I’m excited to be able to work on critical education issues in a variety of places with people who care deeply about the work.

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