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Learn About Our College Promise Advisory Board

Our Mission

We want to spread the message, far and wide. We’ll do that by leveraging the power of a robust, cross-sector engagement strategy throughout the campaign. A National Advisory Board has been convened to work closely with seven key sector-based Leadership Committees, together advocating for free community college, as well as degree and certificate completion for responsible students. The College Promise Campaign will mobilize an influential, diverse, broad–based and growing network to educate the public, elected officials, community and state stakeholders and the media on the benefits of the College Promise, emphasizing high-quality community college education. Leaders from four-year institutions and the business community will have multiple opportunities to participate and extend the impact of the College Promise beyond community colleges to ensure a high-performing pipeline of college and career-ready students flowing from K-12 through higher education.

Our Members

  • Dr. Jill Biden

    Honorary Chair
  • Ellen Alberding

    President & Board Member, The Joyce Foundation
  • Robert C. Ballard

    President & C.E.O., Scholarship America
  • Matthew C. Boulay

    Program Officer for Veterans Program, Kisco Foundation
  • Randy Boyd

    Commissioner, Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development
  • J. Noah Brown

    President & C.E.O., Association of Community College Trustees
  • Walter G. Bumphus

    President & C.E.O., American Association of Community Colleges
  • Christopher Cabaldon

    Mayor, West Sacramento
  • Phil Clegg

    Executive Director, American Student Association of Community Colleges
  • Alexandra Flores-Quilty

    President, United States Student Association
  • Brian A. Gallagher

    President & C.E.O., United Way Worldwide
  • Lily Eskelsen García

    President, National Education Association
  • Richard D. George

    President & C.E.O., Great Lakes Higher Education Corporation
  • Mark Hass

    Oregon State Senator, District 14
  • Anne Johnson

    Executive Director, Generation Progress
  • Martha Kanter

    Distinguished Professor, New York University
  • Chauncy Lennon

    Managing Director of Global Philanthropy, JPMorgan Chase
  • Harold O. Levy

    Executive Director, Jack Kent Cooke Foundation
  • Governor James “Jim” Geringer

    Honorary Vice Chair, 30th Governor of Wyoming
  • Stanley S. Litow

    Vice President of Corporate Citizenship & Corporate Affairs and President, IBM Foundation
  • Andrew N. Liveris

    C.E.O., The Dow Chemical Company
  • Joe May

    Chancellor, Dallas County Community College District
  • Gail O. Mellow

    President, LaGuardia Community College
  • Jen Mishory

    Executive Director, Young Invincibles
  • William F. L. Moses

    Managing Director of Education, Kresge Foundation
  • Eduardo J. Padron

    President, Miami Dade Community College
  • Wade Randlett, CEO

    Transportation Fuels Division of General Biofuels
  • Randy Smith

    President, Rural Community College Alliance
  • Thomas J. Snyder

    President, Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana
  • LaVerne Evans Srinivasan

    Vice President, Education Programs, Carnegie Corporation of New York
  • Karen A. Stout

    President & C.E.O., Achieving the Dream
  • Scott J. Svonkin

    President of the Board of Trustees, Los Angeles Community College District
  • William H. Swanson

    Chairman & C.E.O. (retired), Raytheon Company
  • Randi Weingarten

    President, American Federation of Teachers
  • Nancy Zimpher

    Chancellor of the State University of New York
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