About the Center

The College Board Advocacy & Policy Center was established to help transform education in America.

Guided by the College Board’s principles of excellence and equity in education, we work to ensure that all students have the opportunity to succeed in college and beyond. We make critical connections between policy, research and real-world practice to develop innovative solutions to the most pressing challenges in education today.

Addressing the broad needs of our membership of education professionals from more than 6,000 institutions, our priorities include:

  • College Readiness & Access
  • College Affordability & Financial Aid
  • College Admission & Completion

Download our brochure. Read the College Board mission and learn more about our organization.

Our Team

Stefanie Sanford
Chief of Policy, Advocacy, and Government Relations
The College Board
 

 

Policy Research

Jessica Howell
Executive Director of Policy Research
Advocacy & Policy Center
Matea Pender
Senior Policy Research Analyst
Advocacy & Policy Center
Michael Hurwitz
Associate Policy Research Scientist
Advocacy & Policy Center
Jonathan Smith
Associate Policy Research Scientist
Advocacy & Policy Center


Operations

Annika Many
Senior Director
Advocacy & Policy Center
Jeff Hale
Associate Director
Advocacy & Government Relations
Lisa Ciacci
Assistant Director
Advocacy & Policy Center
Rohit Tandon
Senior Director
Strategy & Project Management


Communications

Carly Lindauer
Director
Advocacy Communications & Marketing
 


Website Optimization

Tara Goldman
Site Optimization Manager
 


College Readiness

Katherine Hughes
Senior Director
College Readiness Initiatives
Fiona Yung
Assistant Director
Advocacy & Policy Center


National Association for School Counselor Advocacy (NOSCA)

Patricia Martin
Assistant Vice President
Vivian Lee
Director
Jennifer Dunn
K-12 Director
Dominique Jones
Assistant Director


College Affordability

Kathleen Little
Senior Advisor
Student Aid Policy
Sandy Baum
Independent Policy Analyst
for The College Board
Jennifer Ma
Independent Policy Analyst
for The College Board
Kathy Payea
Independent Policy Analyst
for The College Board


College Admission & Completion

Ronald Williams
Vice President
Bradley Quin
Executive Director
Higher Education Advocacy and Special Initiatives
Marilyn Cushman
Assistant Director
 


Affinity Network

Heather Ayres
Senior Facilitator
 

Stay Connected

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Advisory Committee

Contact Us

The College Board Advocacy & Policy Center 
45 Columbus Avenue
New York, NY 10023
cbadvocacy@collegeboard.org