Who We Are
Established in 2012 as an independent, non-partisan, grant-making organization, FEHE funds and advises programs at elite universities where the next generation of cultural leaders are formed.
We advance our mission of academic and cultural renewal by building internal university programs supported by external institutes, forming exceptional students in character and virtue through close mentorship and intellectual friendship, networking these students with select faculty, industry leaders, and with each other, and multiplying their impact across industries, geographies, and generations.
In the 2021-22 academic year alone, our network sponsored 53 for-credit courses for over 1,500 students, and hosted over 1,000 seminars, lectures, and conferences with over 18,000 attendees.
Francis J. Hager, Chairman
Francis J. Hager is the Chairman of the Foundation for Excellence in Higher Education. He also serves as Managing Partner at OppCAP Group LLC, which he co-founded in 2011 to help asset managers access the institutional investor community and global capital markets. In addition to decades of experience in finance, Mr. Hager brings significant expertise in higher education reform. He is currently a member of the IESE (Barcelona) Business School US Advisory Council, the Board of Trustees of the Collegium Institute, and the Board of Regents of the Delbarton School (Morristown, New Jersey). Mr. Hager holds a B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and an M.Phil. in Economics from the University of Oxford.