Knowledge Enterprise leadership
Grace S. O'Sullivan
Grace O'Sullivan serves as Associate Vice President of Corporate Engagement and Strategic Partnerships. She brings over a decade of expertise in higher education and creating impactful public-private partnerships. Grace’s efforts lead to efficient and win-win collaborations between corporations and the nation’s most innovative school, Arizona State University.
Prior to this role, Grace advanced a portfolio of strategic health partnerships, including ASU’s flagship partners: Mayo Clinic, Dignity Health, Phoenix Children’s Hospital, Maricopa Integrated Health Systems and HonorHealth. In addition, she helped launch a set of connected health/biosensor initiatives led by Nobel Laureate, Dr. Leland Hartwell at the ASU Biodesign Institute. She now oversees this portfolio with the help of a talented team.
Grace also previously served as Executive Director and Chief of Staff for the Executive Vice President of Knowledge Enterprise Development at ASU. Earlier in her career, she served in leadership and research advancement roles at ASU’s Biodesign Institute, which represents the largest single investment in research infrastructure in Arizona.
As a native Phoenician, Grace has an entrenched passion for her community and has worked for numerous non-profits in education, civil rights, and animal welfare. She is an advisory board member for the Museum of Walking, an educational resource center committed to the advancement of walking as an art and mindfulness practice. Grace also co-leads an interdisciplinary team of faculty members and researchers at the intersection of health, arts, design and the humanities.
Grace earned her B.S. and M.B.A. from Arizona State University and is also a Certified Research Administrator. She lives in Phoenix and enjoys painting, traveling and practicing yoga with her husband, Ryan.