Jacqueline Jones

Executive Director, Strategic Partnerships and Innovation at Kaplan Higher Education Group

Jacqueline Jones is currently the Executive Director of Strategic Partnerships and Innovation at Kaplan University. She currently leads the development of new content and products which focus on enhancing career and educational skills. She is also responsible for creating strategic partnerships with key content and media partners, including Gallup, Harvard Publishing, Black Enterprise, BlogHer, and Forbes/Techonomy.

In her prior role as Executive Director of New Product Development, Ms. Jones led a process for the evaluation and launch of over 20 new degree programs and 16 certificates in rapidly growing fields such as healthcare, information technology, and education.

Prior to Kaplan University, Ms. Jones was Vice President of Strategic Business Planning/Market Research for Cable & Wireless. She has also worked at other premier Fortune 500 companies, including Clear Channel Communications, Prudential, IBM, and Accenture.

She has been a guest speaker at the ANA Multicultural Conference, Harvard Business School , Wharton School of Business, Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business, and National Black MBA Conference. Her articles have appeared in several publications, including Black Enterprise and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Ms. Jones is a former Fulbright Scholar. She holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA from Wellesley College.