Alumni Spotlight: Yasmin Bhatia, Class of 1998 – CEO of Uplift Education
March 8, 2016 by Erin Huddleston for University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business
Yasmin Bhatia has been the CEO of Uplift Education in the Dallas/Fort Worth area for seven years. Prior to joining Uplift, she was at McKinsey & Co. for nine years. Yasmin graduated from BHP in 1998 and went on to receive an MBA from Stanford. Uplift operates a total of 34 schools with 14,000 students enrolled.
Tell me more about Uplift Education and the goals of the organization.
Uplift is the largest network of high performing public charter schools in the North Texas area. Our mission is to help children who are economically disadvantaged or educationally underserved and provide them with a high quality education to help them get into and complete college. This year, more than 75 percent of our graduating seniors are the first in their family to go to college. We have a track record of 100% college acceptance for our graduating seniors. We are all about making college accessible for students who don’t come from a family where that has been part of their history. Ninety percent of our students are minorities and 74 percent are classified as low income by the federal government. We were founded 20 years ago in the DFW area.
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Closing the opportunity gap for all kids is the challenge Yasmin Bhatia, BBA ’98, took on when she assumed the role as CEO of Uplift Education, a chain of Dallas-area charter schools. After nine years with McKinsey & Co., and on the brink of partnership, Bhatia stepped back to consider a new direction for her career after meeting with Uplift’s founder.
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