Ed Club Guest Speaker: Leveraging Data in the Education Sector

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Wed, 14 Mar 2018

5:15 PM – 6:15 PM

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Global Hub - 2211 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL 60208

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Please join special guest speaker and Kellogg alum, Sagar Desai, Managing Director of Operations at the Commit Partnership in Dallas. The Commit Partnership is a growing partnership of 50+ regional institutions working together to ensure that all students in Dallas County have the opportunity to realize their full potential beyond high school, in college and/or the global workforce. The Commit! Partnership helps drive student achievement in Dallas County from cradle to career by leveraging data, community expertise and collaboration to measure what matters, identify effective practices and spread what works.

As Managing Director of Operations at Commit, Sagar supports work in Dallas County focused on Postsecondary Attainment, Educator Pipelines, and Early Childhood.

Before joining Commit, Sagar worked at InsideTrack, an organization focused on improving college graduation rates through personalized student coaching. He started as an Operations Analyst, where he used data to support business development and drive operational improvements. He later became a Technical Project Manager, building systems and processes that would ultimately enable the organization to impact more students. Beyond InsideTrack, Sagar has contributed to this work in various capacities. In Chicago, he consulted for Chicago International Charter Schools (a 16-school charter network) where he developed their five-year technology strategy. He also consulted for Chicago Public Schools, identifying over $25mm in cost savings from its transportation operations.

Sagar is an alum of the Mayors Star Council and of Leadership Dallas (LD’17). He received his M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering.

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