Martha Kanter

Martha Kanter

Executive Director

COLLEGE PROMISE CAMPAIGN

Dr. Martha Kanter leads the College Promise Campaign, a national nonpartisan initiative to increase college access, affordability, quality, and completion. To increase the social, economic, and civic mobility of Americans, the Campaign supports College Promise programs in more than 330 communities across 47 states and in 29 entire states since its launch in September 9, 2015, Dr. Kanter specializes in policy efforts to identify and apply evidence-based education interventions, financing models, and behavioral incentives to raise America's high school and college graduation rates. Dr. Kanter also serves as a Distinguished Senior Fellow at NYU's Steinhardt Institute for Higher Education Policy.From 2009-2013, Dr. Kanter served President Obama as the U.S. Under Secretary of Education, overseeing all federal postsecondary policies and programs. Previously, she was the president and then chancellor of the Foothill-De Anza Community College District in Silicon Valley, CA.