2018 Keynote Speaker
Brandon Busteed to address Go Alliance Annual Meeting


Brandon Busteed

Go Alliance is pleased to announce that Brandon Busteed will serve as the keynote speaker for the 2018 annual meeting.

His session, “College Access Marketing in an Era of Changing Workforce Needs and Higher Education Skepticism,” will address recent changes in public perception of the value of postsecondary education as well as how advances in technology are making education beyond high school a necessity. With growing concerns about the “return on investment” of a college degree, questions about the work readiness of college graduates, and major demographic shifts in the U.S., how should the college access and completion community adjust its strategies and messages? Busteed will provide a thorough overview of Gallup research on these topics and stimulate attendees to think and act differently as a result.

Busteed is a partner at Gallup and executive director of Education and Workforce Development. His career spans a wide range of important work in education as an educational entrepreneur, speaker, writer and university trustee. Busteed’s work integrates Gallup’s research and science on talent, strengths, engagement and well-being to improve student success, teacher effectiveness and educational outcomes.

At Gallup, Busteed has overseen several ground-breaking studies, including State of America’s Schools: The Path to Winning Again in Education, which explores student and teacher engagement in public schools, and Great Jobs, Great Lives: The 2014 Gallup-Purdue Index Report, a comprehensive, nationally representative study of U.S. college graduates that focuses on their long-term outcomes in work and life. 

An internationally known speaker and author on education policy, Busteed has written for The Chronicle of Higher Education, Trusteeship Magazine, The Huffington Post, Fast Company and other publications. His work has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post and USA Today and on NPR and the NBC News “TODAY” show, among others.

Read the agenda and register for the meeting.