Founded in 2014 by CEO Tracy Gorham, a 3x Entrepreneur and respected industry leader, ConexED was built through her personal experience navigating the fragmented world of higher education.
Solving problems for all students
Prior to starting ConexED, Tracy enrolled in a promising executive leadership program at Westminster College, alongside 29 other experienced and proven entrepreneurs. During her time there, Tracy was exposed to the major challenges that prevent students from having the success they expect and the support they deserve.
For the non-typical student, like those who have jobs, families, long commutes, and many other life responsibilities, it’s almost impossible to meet professors and instructors at fixed, recurring weekly times (e.g., every Monday and Wednesday at 10 am). Without access to critical services like advising, tutoring, and office hours, students are left to figure things out themselves — only widening the alarming gap of opportunity & success for students who have access, to those who don’t.
At the end of the semester, 26 out of 30 executives failed. Tracy knew that she had to do something to fix her situation but also to prevent this from happening to others. Sparked by a random conversation regarding these challenges, the concept of “knocking on their door” at the moment you need help resulted in the idea that transformed into the first ConexED product.
Fast forward 10 years
ConexED has evolved into the premier enterprise student success platform nationwide — partnering with more than 280 colleges, universities, K-12 institutions, and 1,100 tutoring centers.
Initially founded with the vision of utilizing technology to remove roadblocks for student support services, specifically for those who may not fit the average student profile – ConexED has now developed into a robust, scalable, enterprise-level technology serving the largest and most complex organizations across the globe.
Our core mission is to improve student learning outcomes by increasing student access and equity, which is at the heart and foundation of everything we do.
We look forward to continuing the pursuit of improving outcomes and impacting positive change across the world.