Elizabeth Bulette, EdD is an independent consultant to college and university presidents and governing boards, and is the principal of Bulette Consulting, established in 2010. Bulette Consulting improves governance and leadership performance by aligning people and resources to institutional priorities. Dr. Bulette also teaches Leading and Governing, a doctoral seminar in Hood College’s doctoral programs in business administration and organizational leadership.
For over thirty-five years, Dr. Bulette has been involved in university administration, leadership and governance. Previously, she held positions at private liberal arts colleges as well as research universities in the areas of admissions, international student programs, academic advising, program development, donor relations and board governance. She spent fifteen years at Harvard University developing and leading research communities of faculty, students, international scholars and practitioners in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and the Kennedy School of Government. She was the founding director of the David T. Kearns Program on Business, Government and Education, the director of research and fellows at the Center for Business and Government, and an advisor to the Center for Public Leadership.
Prior to establishing Bulette Consulting, Dr. Bulette was affiliated with the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges (AGB), a national organization serving the interests of governing boards, campus CEOs and other senior-level administrators in higher education. Dr. Bulette has served on the boards of three liberal arts and sciences colleges, holding leadership positions including the vice chair of the Maryville College Board of Directors and the chair of the Committee on Directors. While serving on the Hood College Board of Trustees, she chaired the Trusteeship and Governance Committee. Currently, Dr. Bulette is a member of the Grove City College Board of Trustees. While at Harvard, she served on the Harvard College Board of Freshman. Dr. Bulette continues to be active with college-aged students by volunteering as a Penn Alumni Interviewer for undergraduate applicants at the University of Pennsylvania.
Over the past ten years Dr. Bulette has published, presented and consulted on issues of governance and leadership, primarily at private colleges and universities. Central to her work is the necessary role shared governance plays in facilitating campus-wide understanding, ownership and implementation of an institution’s strategic goals. She holds a BS degree from Hood College, an MA in Social Anthropology from Michigan State University and an EdD in Higher Education Management from the University of Pennsylvania.