PORTLAND, Ore., March 3, 2015 – The Board of Directors of Gateway to College National Network (GtCNN) has announced that Emily Froimson will serve as its next president. Ms. Froimson’s hire comes after a national search, and she will join the Portland, Oregon-based organization on April 6.
Ms. Froimson will step into the role of president after more than 10 years of GtCNN program expansion, supported by major national funding partners, into 42 programs in 22 states. In her role as president, Ms. Froimson will build upon the successful growth in programs as the organization diversifies revenue, extends its impact in education policy and research, and expands educational opportunities and pathways for off-track and out-of-school high school students and underprepared college students. Ms. Froimson will serve as external spokesperson for GtCNN and will work to raise the organization’s ability to help more students achieve college credentials and strengthen the educational pipeline communities need to develop the workforce of the future.
“We are very pleased to welcome Emily Froimson as president of Gateway to College National Network,” said Martha Lamkin, Chair of the Board of Directors. “Her considerable expertise in serving youth will further strengthen Gateway’s national work to increase student access to opportunity through education.”
Ms. Froimson comes to Gateway to College National Network with nearly 20 years of leadership experience in organizations that seek to improve educational opportunities and pathways for low- and moderate-income students. Ms. Froimson joins GtCNN after ten years with the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, where she most recently served as vice president of programs. Prior to her work with the foundation, Ms. Froimson served as Executive Director of Greater Phoenix Youth at Risk (New Pathways for Youth), an organization that provides mentoring, after-school, and summer programs for high risk youth.
"It is a privilege to join Gateway to College National Network, an organization that has transformed the lives of thousands of students who left high school or were at risk of dropping out,” Ms. Froimson shared. “I look forward to working with the board and staff to expand Gateway's reach to improve educational pathways for thousands more vulnerable students."
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 since 2008, including as president, and currently serves on the board of trustees of Phi Theta Kappa Foundation.
About Gateway to College National Network
Gateway to College National Network builds the capacity of colleges, school districts, and states to revolutionize education for high school dropouts and underprepared college students so that all young people can achieve college credentials. Our strategies include creating and replicating innovative programs, building partnerships between K-12 and higher education institutions, influencing systems, conducting research and sharing what we know, helping effect policy and regulatory changes, and providing customized consulting services to philanthropies, colleges and school districts. www.gatewaytocollege.org, @gtcnn