Bethany Zecher Sutton


Bethany Zecher Sutton is joining Academic Search as a Consultant following 17 years of service to the higher education community as a member of the leadership team at the Association of American Colleges & Universities (AAC&U). At AAC&U, she played a central role in the association’s work to advance quality and equity in undergraduate education, working with colleagues across the entire spectrum of the higher education community. Bethany comes to Academic Search with a passion for identifying and cultivating the next generation of leaders in American higher education. Her work with HERS to provide leadership development for women in higher education has sparked a particular interest in supporting women who aspire to leadership roles. Bethany holds a BA in history from the University of Mary Washington and an MA in history from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Prior to AAC&U, Bethany worked in the provost’s office at the University of Pennsylvania. Her areas of expertise and interest include leadership development; organizational change; strategic planning; and leadership transitions.