Board Members

Rosa Armendáriz

Rosa Armendáriz is the Dean of Student Engagement and Equity at Diablo Valley College.

Frank Chong

Frank Chong is the president/superintendent of Santa Rosa Junior College.

Lia Epperson

Lia Epperson is a Professor of Law and the Associate Dean for Faculty and Academic Affairs at American University Washington College of Law.

Richard Kazis - Board Chair

Richard Kazis is an independent consultant on higher education and workforce issues, and former Senior Vice President of Jobs for the Future.

James Kvaal

James Kvaal is President of the Institute for College Access & Success.

Heidi A. Ramirez

Heidi Ramírez is the former Chief Academic Officer of Shelby County Schools.

Zakiya Smith Ellis

Zakiya Smith Ellis is the Secretary of Higher Education for the State of New Jersey.

Kate Tromble

Kate Tromble is Pastoral Associate for Social Justice at the Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Washington DC.


Organizational affiliations are for identification purposes only.