-Designer and builder of experiences that transform American education
Bryan Setser serves as a Principal owner at rpk GROUP. Bryan partners with the team to develop the overall firm strategy and lends his expertise to higher education, strategic partner development, and emerging technology solutions for the industry. In addition, he leads and directs the firm's emerging k-12 practice. Bryan’s work in higher education has included leading the higher education practice at 2Revolutions, a leading national design firm where his portfolio included multiple foundations, universities, HBCUs, membership organizations, and community colleges.
Bryan’s entrepreneurial models work has included clients such as the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, Davidson College and Edx, Building a Culture of Innovation for Higher Ed with EDUCAUSE, Change and Innovation Labs for the American Council on Education, and a Breakthrough Models Incubator with NGLC. Bryan has also personally launched a statewide virtual school, a consulting practice, and helped three organizations navigate through merger and acquisition of their models.
In his third decade of innovative leadership for results in the education sector, Bryan has been a Chief Quality Officer, a Chief Design Officer, and CEO of the nation’s 2nd largest virtual school in the k-12 sector as well. Dr. Setser is also a national Baldrige examiner for the United States Department of Commerce, and his award-winning career has included being selected by three different Governors for e-learning and school technology commissions. He was instrumental in the development of North Carolina’s Learn and Earn Early College efforts online, and has served as an adjunct professor to masters and doctoral students in e-leadership theory and practice at North Carolina State University.