Bryan Setser serves as a principal at rpk GROUP, supporting colleges, universities, and other non-profits with their reallocation, business model, and innovation strategies. Dr. Setser partners with the team to develop the overall firm strategy and lends his expertise to education sector expansion, strategic partner development, and emerging technology solutions for the industry. Dr. Setser’s work in higher education includes leading the higher education practice at 2Revolutions, a national design firm where his portfolio included multiple foundations, universities, HBCUs, membership organizations, and community colleges.
Dr. Setser holds an Ed.D. in Leadership from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, a master’s degree in Leadership from Winthrop University, and a B.S. in English from East Carolina University.
Dr. Setser's entrepreneurial models work serves 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. Dr. Setser has also launched a statewide virtual school and a consulting practice, and has helped multiple organizations navigate through merger and acquisition of their companies.
In his third decade of innovative leadership for results in the education sector, Dr. Setser has served as 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.