Brian Bridges, Ph.D.

Secretary of Higher Education

New Jersey Office of the Secretary of Higher Education

Brian Bridges, Ph.D., currently serves as Secretary of Higher Education for the state of New Jersey where he is responsible for policy development and coordination of higher education activities for the state. Dr. Bridges previously served as Vice President of Research and Member Engagement at the United Negro College Fund (UNCF); Vice Provost for Diversity, Access, and Equity at Ohio University; Associate Director of the Center for Advancement of Racial and Ethnic Equity at the American Council on Education; and Associate Director at the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE).