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College Possible CEO Search


College Possible’s Board of Directors has retained Korn Ferry to conduct a nationwide search for the organization’s next CEO. Interested candidates can view the job description here, along with more information on the organization’s DEI Overview here.

Applicants can submit a resume and cover letter to the Korn Ferry website here and any nominations may be sent directly to the Korn Ferry team via email at



About College Possible

Our vision:

We envision a day when a student’s future is determined solely by their talent, motivation and effort.

Our mission:

College Possible is making college admission and success possible for students from low-income backgrounds through an intensive curriculum of coaching and support.


As one of the largest and most successful college access and success programs in the country, since 2000 College Possible has helped more than 80,000 students from under-represented communities get into and through college through an intensive curriculum of coaching and support. Its pioneering model matches students with a near-peer coach and an evidence-based curriculum designed to help students overcome the most common barriers to getting into college and completing their degree – all at no cost to students or their families. Nationwide, College Possible students are three times more likely to earn a bachelor’s degree within six years than their peers from similar backgrounds. Headquartered in Saint Paul, MN, College Possible operates: regional sites in Chicago, IL; Milwaukee, WI; Omaha, NE; Philadelphia, PA; Portland, OR; and Seattle, WA; College Forward in Austin, TX; and Catalyze partnerships in California, Iowa, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, and Tennessee.


National Board of Directors

Joanna Burleson
Managing Director, Monitor Institute by Deloitte

Daniel Lugo, JD
President, Queens University of Charlotte

Al Fan
CEO, College Possible

Norm Bontje
Seattle Philanthropist

Dr. Donnell Butler
Founder and President, Opportunity College

Marlene Ibsen
Vice President, Community Relations, Travelers and President & CEO, Travelers Foundation

Dr. Doreen James Wise
Nurse Entrepreneur and Co-Founder of College Forward

Dr. Fayneese Miller
President, Hamline University

Andrea Mokros
Chief Public Affairs Officer, M Health Fairview

Joelle A. Murchison
Principal and Founder, ExecMommyGroup LLC

Dr. Jenny Rickard
President & CEO, Common App

Dr. Suzanne M. Rivera
President, Macalester College

Adam Wray
Founder and CEO, AstrumU

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