Executive Director, Partnerships
Ms. Russ is the Executive Director of Partnerships at ACUE. She has spent the majority of her career building relationships and collaborating with stakeholders at every level in higher education. Driven by her passion to meet the educational needs of college and university students, Russ was immediately drawn to ACUE’s mission of improving student outcomes through implementation of effective teaching practices in the classroom.
Most recently, Russ served as a Partnership Director at Cengage Learning. It was at Cengage that she was responsible for sourcing, developing, and growing institutional partnerships. She supported institutions to achieve their strategic goals by developing custom curriculum models, faculty training initiatives, LMS integration solutions, and customer-centric business plans. Previously, Russ also served as the Director of Institutional Partnerships for Flat World Knowledge, Inc.
Russ earned her BA in Communication from The Ohio State University.