College Possible Announces Its First President

We are pleased to announce the appointment of College Possible’s first president, Craig Robinson, a nonprofit executive with more than twenty years of experience in education leadership and practice.

“College Possible is building on 20 years of experience, expanding into new communities, and partnering with institutions in ways that enable us to extend our reach and impact,” said Jim McCorkell, founder and chief executive officer of College Possible.

“Craig’s leadership, passion for service, and familiarity with the unique challenges that low-income students face will ensure that we continue to scale with intentionality and purpose.”

A longtime advocate for equity and access in K-12 and higher education, Robinson has more than two decades of leadership experience in education and nonprofit management. Prior to joining College Possible, Robinson served as the chief strategy officer at Henderson Collegiate Charter Network and as the chief program officer at the National College Advising Corps. For nearly a decade, he was the national director of KIPP Through College, which has helped 20,000 high school graduates navigate the academic, social and financial challenges of applying to and attending college.

“This opportunity reflects the culmination of a career dedicated to eliminating poverty by helping students realize the life changing benefits of higher education,” Robinson said.

“In many ways, this role feels like a homecoming and I am excited about the opportunities and challenges ahead.”

Founder and CEO Jim McCorkell will continue to provide overarching management and leadership of the organization, while Robinson will oversee the day-to-day work of running and growing College Possible.

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