Jared Polis


State of Colorado

Governor Jared Polis, born and raised in Colorado, is an entrepreneur, education leader, and public servant.Since becoming Governor, Polis has achieved free full-day kindergarten, worked with the state legislature and people of Colorado to get universal preschool for all four-year-olds so that future generations will be prepared to succeed when they start school, supporting career and college readiness pathways, such as work-based learning and apprenticeship, and worked with Colorado’s Department of Higher Education in establishing the Equity Champions Coalition to break down barriers to success across a much broader spectrum. Governor Polis is committed to working collaboratively to take bold, innovative action to close the opportunity gap while prioritizing a whole child and family approach from pre-K through college.