Kayla C. Elliott, Ph.D.

Director of Higher Education Policy

The Education Trust

Kayla C. Elliott, Ph.D.

Director of Higher Education Policy

The Education Trust

Kayla C. Elliott, Ph.D. is director of higher education policy at The Education Trust where she leads the team and agenda on promoting access, accountability, and affordability for students of color and students from low-income backgrounds. Before leading the team, Kayla was a policy analyst focusing on state and federal accountability policies such as student protections, resource equity, and outcomes-based funding.

A daughter and granddaughter of career educators, Kayla has worked on P-20 education issues for over 10 years. Prior to Ed Trust, Kayla held various roles at Florida Atlantic University, where she earned a Ph.D. in higher education leadership. Her dissertation and much of her work examined the equity implications of outcomes-based funding policies, with a focus on the policies’ influence on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). At FAU, Kayla taught courses on leadership and student success and served in the Provost’s Office as associate research director for ADVANCE FAU, a National Science Foundation-supported initiative focused on eliminating institutional barriers for women and minority STEM faculty.

Kayla holds a master’s degree from the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, and has worked with a range of nonprofit education organizations, including Lumina Foundation, the Southern Education Foundation, and Teach For America. A proud HBCU alumna and advocate, Kayla earned a B.S. in business administration from Fisk University, where her experience serving as a student representative on the university’s board of trustees piqued her interest in higher education advocacy.

The Latest From Kayla C. Elliott, Ph.D.

Email Kayla C. Elliott, Ph.D.

  • Hidden
  • Hidden
  • Hidden
  • Hidden
  • Hidden
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Reset Password


Join CCA
  • Access and search the full resource library
  • See recommended content just for you
  • Save favorite resources
  • Network with other impatient reformers and advocates

SENT!



Do this later

What interests you?

Purpose

First-Year Experience

Purpose

Career Exploration

Purpose

Academic & Career Alignment

Purpose

Adult Learner Engagement

Momentum

Credit for Competency

Momentum

Multiple Measures

Momentum

Corequisite Support

Momentum

Dual Enrollment

Momentum

15 to Finish/Stay on Track

Structure

Math Pathways

Structure

Meta Majors

Structure

Academic Maps & Milestones

Structure

Smart Schedules

Structure

Stackable Certificates & Credentials

Support

Active Academic Support

Support

Proactive Advising

Support

360° Coaching

Support

Student Basic Needs Support

Do this later

Create your Profile

Allow logged in users to see my phone number


(No file chosen)
.jpg, .gif and .png Max file size 700K
For best quality use a 330x330 pixel image.