Kim Elliott is a dedicated, energetic and visionary leader who has built her decade-long career on making students a top priority by engaging them in an inclusive environment. She approaches her work with enthusiasm and creativity, taking an interest in each student while building teams among staff.
Kim Elliott is the Director for the Office of Graduate Education in the University of Michigan’s College of Engineering, which recruits top talent from around the world, and then supports students as they transition through graduate school. She is excited to see faculty that test and challenge conventional thinking on a big scale-for the greater good. Michigan Engineering faculty generate more than $225 million of research annually – the second-largest contribution to the University’s $1.3 billion research budget, which is the largest of any public university in the nation.
The genesis of Kim’s career was at Eastern Michigan University, where she earned her undergraduate degree in communications and marketing in 1989, and years later, she received her master’s degree in guidance and counseling.