Elliot Felix

Student success author, speaker, and consultant

Buro Happold
Elliot Felix

Elliot Felix is a student success author, speaker, and consultant to over 100 colleges and universities. He uses his background in design to make college work for all students by improving the spaces they learn and live in, the support services they rely on, and the technology they use.

Over the last 20 years, he has spoken at SXSW EDU, taught courses on innovation, and worked with more than 100 universities, including Carnegie Mellon University (PA), Massachusetts Institute of Technology, New York University, North Carolina State University, and the University of Virginia. The higher education strategy consulting company he founded in 2011 (brightspot) was acquired by Buro Happold in 2020 and has improved the experience of more than 1 million students.

His work can be found in Fast Company, Forbes, and The Chronicle of Higher Education. His book How to Get the Most Out of College was published in January 2022.