Michael Collins

Michael Collins

Vice President


Michael Collins is a vice president at JFF. He recently took the helm of a new JFF initiative to directly address the ways in which postsecondary education and training systems can expand pathways to career opportunities for members of populations that have historically faced systemic barriers to economic advancement—with a special focus on Black learners and workersIn this new role he will lead the development and implementation of a strategy that will serve as the foundation of a JFF effort to influence the practices of educational institutions workforce organizations intermediaries associations states systems and philanthropy.Before joining JFF Michael served as assistant commissioner for participation and success at the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board where he collaborated with state and federal officials educators and other stakeholders to develop pre-K to postsecondary education policy. Earlier in his career he taught English in San Antonio Texas.Michael is chair of the board of the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center and is a member of the boards of the National Student Clearinghouse and the National Center for Higher Education Management Systems. He also serves as a commissioner for the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

Monday, April 4, 2022

4:40 pm
5:20 pm

Equality & Access – The Ultimate Edge

Harbor D, Level 2