Fall is always a season of transition and bounty, and the same is true here at CollegeSpring. Today, I’m writing to share some exciting updates about our leadership–and a note of immense thanks!
We are thrilled to announce that at the end of this calendar year, Susan Goss Brown will be stepping into the role of Board Chair at CollegeSpring. Susan is an inspiring leader and operations expert who has been dedicated to social impact throughout her career. She is currently the SVP, Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer at the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, where she oversees the organization’s field chapters. Previously, she was the President of Gap Foundation, where she led the Foundation’s Board of Trustees while overseeing philanthropic and social impact work for Gap Inc.
Susan is dedicated to supporting students as they work towards college and career. We are proud–and grateful–to have Susan at the helm as CollegeSpring continues its journey of growth and innovation! Photographed on the right, Susan writes:
“I am honored to chair the board at CollegeSpring because I believe in this mission. It’s personal for me. I believe every student, regardless of background and means should have fair and equitable access to resources that help create the conditions for them to succeed. Understanding how to prepare for and navigate the SAT can be a huge confidence builder, setting the stage for better scores and therefore enabling access to the college experience all young people deserve.”
Of course, we cannot welcome a new Board Chair without thanking our soon-to-be former Chair, Tom Friel. Tom has been a stalwart partner over the course of CollegeSpring’s first 13 years. He has seen the organization through ups and downs, and in my first four years as CEO, he has been a trusted advisor and friend. Tom and Carolyn will continue to be CollegeSpring donors and supporters. Tom, on behalf of all of us–and especially the 40,000 students CollegeSpring has served during your tenure–thank you.
Yoon S. Choi, Ph.D.