Jack joined Education Strategy Group in July 2015 as a Senior Advisor helping to advance ESG’s work with higher education systems and institutions.
Prior to joining ESG, Jack served as the executive director and chief executive officer of the South Dakota Board of Regents overseeing the six public universities in South Dakota. Prior to his service in South Dakota, Jack was commissioner of the Rhode Island Board of Governors for Higher Education from 2002-2009, where he was responsible for governance and policy oversight of Rhode Island’s public system of higher education, consisting of the University of Rhode Island, Rhode Island College, and the Community College of Rhode Island.
Jack also spent nearly five years as vice chancellor of the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education, the state coordinating board for 15 community colleges, nine state colleges, and five campuses of the University of Massachusetts. He also spent 17 years as dean of student affairs at Bristol Community College in Fall River, Mass, and he taught in the Boston College Graduate School of Education for 18 years.
Jack holds degrees in Education Administration from Boston College (Ed.D), Student Affairs Administration from Springfield College (M.Ed), and Psychology from the University of Vermont (B.A).
Why are you in this work?
I have been engaged in the work of promoting student success in schools and colleges for five decades. I have been especially privileged to do this work at several higher education institutions and three state systems. I believe strongly that the modern, global economy rewards human capital development. Because of this, higher levels of education attainment provide great benefits to individuals, states and our nation. I have been mindful in this work that the way to make the greatest impact in improving student outcomes and educational attainment is through deep collaboration and alignment among K-12, higher education and the workforce.
I joined Education Strategy Group because of the great work they are doing connecting elementary/secondary, higher education and the workforce to improve college and career readiness and education attainment goals for states. It is a great fit!
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