College Possible Portland welcomes new executive director

Jim McCorkell, College Possible Founder and CEO, announced today that Julie Mancini has joined the growing nonprofit as executive director of College Possible Portland. Julie comes to College Possible with a wealth of experiences, both in the non-profit sector, as a business consultant, and as an educator. Most recently, she was the executive director of Mercy Corps Action Center in Portland. She has also served as the executive director of Caldera and Literary Arts. On the private-sector side, she was vice president at a public relations firm in which she was responsible for non-profit clients, and founded a booking agency to represent world-famous literary artists.

“One of our core values is keeping our eyes on the prize. Julie’s extensive leadership experience in both the private and nonprofit sector exemplifies this value and makes her the ideal person to lead College Possible Portland,” said McCorkell.

As executive director, Julie is responsible for day-to-day management and operational issues, leading strategic organizational development, raising funds, coordinating communications and building relationships with partner organizations in the Portland-metro area. Julie will spearhead local efforts to serve over 1,400 low-income Portland students by 2017. “I am thrilled to be joining an organization that has such incredible goals and results,” says Julie. “As executive director, I look forward to working to grow College Possible Portland to serve more students in partnerships with high schools and colleges.”

Julie has a BA in early childhood education from Boston College, an MA in child development from Tufts University, and an honorary doctorate from the University of Portland for exemplary service and leadership in Oregon’s non-profit community.

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