Magda Rolfes serves as a Practice Manager at EAB. Magda works with higher education leaders across the two- and four-year sectors overseeing research for the Community College Executive Forum and for leaders of continuing, professional, online, and adult education through the COE Forum. Her research focuses on employer partnerships, administrative effectiveness, resource and fiscal management, and promoting completion among all students.
Prior to EAB, Magda spent five years at its sister company, the Corporate Executive Board (CEB). At CEB she helped financial services firms with operational excellence and IT strategy. She worked across multiple segments including insurance, capital market, retail banking and technology providers to develop best practices research and decision guidance for executive leaders. She has also served in leadership roles as a surface warfare officer in the U.S. Navy, a foreign affairs officer at U.S. Department of State and a manager of payment services at Western Union.
Magda holds a B.A. in Environmental Sciences and Geography from Northwestern University and an MS in Environmental Management from University of Maryland University College.