Emily Froimson, GtCNN’s President, is a seasoned philanthropic and non-profit leader with 20 years of experience in organizations which seek to improve educational opportunities and pathways for low- and moderate-income students. She became President of GtCNN in April 2015 after ten years with the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, most recently as Vice President, Programs. There she oversaw the foundation’s scholarship and grant programs aimed at increasing college access and success for low-income, high achieving students. Much of her focus was on improving transfer pathways for community college students.
Prior to her work with the foundation, Ms. Froimson was an attorney working in corporate litigation. She later served as Executive Director of Greater Phoenix Youth at Risk (which has become New Pathways for Youth), an organization that provides intensive intervention, mentoring, after-school, and summer programs for high risk youth. Ms. Froimson also served as a faculty associate at Arizona State University, teaching undergraduate courses in justice studies, youth and society, and research methods. Ms. Froimson holds a bachelor’s degree from Swarthmore College and a law degree from Boston University. She has served on the Board of Directors of the National Scholarship Providers Association, including as President, and currently serves on the Board of Trustees of Phi Theta Kappa Foundation.