Knowledge Enterprise leadership

Grace S. O'Sullivan

Vice President, ASU Knowledge Enterprise

Grace O’Sullivan serves as Vice President of Corporate Engagement and Strategic Partnerships for Arizona State University’s Knowledge Enterprise. She possesses 15 years of experience in higher education and more than a decade of experience cultivating mutually beneficial public-private partnerships on behalf of ASU, the most innovative school in the country.

In her time with the university, Grace has held numerous senior leadership roles at the enterprise and institute level including advancing research for ASU’s Biodesign Institute, the largest single investment in research infrastructure in the state of Arizona. She also created the university’s Corporate Engagement Network which has greatly expanded since its inception.

As a native Phoenician, Grace has a deep passion for the Greater Phoenix area and its residents and is an active member of the community. She has worked with numerous non-profit organizations in the arts, education, civil rights, and animal welfare. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for Terros Health, a non-profit, integrated care provider that specializes in medical care, wellness interventions, trauma-informed mental health, and addiction recovery. 

Presently, as Vice President at ASU, Grace designs and launches comprehensive engagements with the private sector as well as with strategic health partnerships that span talent development, custom curriculum programs, Research and Development, business attraction, and economic development. 

She is a proud alumna of ASU having earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Justice Studies and an MBA from the school’s W.P. Carey School of Business.