Born in Portland into an immigrant family, John personally understands the generational impact that families experience through education. For the past two decades, he has led student success programs and workforce-education partnerships for businesses, foundations, and nonprofits throughout the state, more recently directing college scholarships and community grant initiatives across all 36 Oregon counties.
A strategic visionary and champion of the underserved, John is passionate about equity in education. He thrives on building community and philanthropic partnerships, believing they are essential to creating pathways for college and career success.
John holds business degrees from the University of Oregon and Portland State University, along with graduate executive training in development from Boston University. When not dreaming of ways to tap the potential of the next generation, you’ll find him cheering for his kids in their sports or enjoying a freshly brewed cup of coffee. If you bump into John, don’t be surprised if he buys you a cup and shares about the many lives being changed through College Possible.