Kate Milani is a Director in EAB’s Research Advisory Services and serves as an enrollment management expert. She brings a holistic perspective to strategic planning projects and is responsible for driving value for EAB’s partner institutions through proactive decision support on industry-wide trends and guidance on best practices implementation. Having served in both EAB’s Research and E360 organizations, Kate is no stranger to presidential priority setting and has had hundreds of interactions with cabinet-level executives on enrollment strategy, institutional growth, academic program prioritization, market research and demographic forecasting.
Kate’s expertise is grounded in practice having held enrollment management roles at the University of South Carolina, Stanford University, and George Washington University. She elected to join EAB to have a broader impact on admission and higher education initiatives across the industry.
A child of the US Army, Kate moved 11 times before she turned 18. In her spare time, Kate can be found walking her rescue dog, relaxing to a good audiobook, and searching for the best sushi.
Kate earned a Master of Education (Ed.M.) in Education Policy from the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE), where she received both Harvard's Leadership in Education Award and Faculty Tribute Award. Her studies, which consisted of coursework at HGSE and Harvard Business School, focused primarily on how to strategically deploy a combination of capital and policy to maximize social impact.
Prior to earning her Ed.M., Kate received a bachelor's in strategic communication from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication and a master's from the University of South Carolina.