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


Governor James “Jim” Geringer
Honorary Vice Chair, 30th Governor of Wyoming


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

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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