Mike Goldstein is a Managing Director at Tyton Partners, a strategy consulting and investment banking firm focused on the education vertical. Prior to joining Tyton, he led the higher education law practice at global firm Cooley LLP and predecessor Dow Lohnes, and previously served as Associate Vice Chancellor and Associate Professor of Urban Sciences at the University of Illinois-Chicago and Assistant City Administrator and Director of University Relations for the City of New York. He serves as chair of the Board of Trustees of Vermont College of Fine Arts and is a Board member and past chair of Fielding Graduate University, which awarded him a honorary Doctor of Humane Letters for his contributions to experiential learning. He is a Director of the University of the District of Columbia Foundation and of The Washington Center, Vice Chair of the Board of The Washington Ballet and was formerly a Director of the American Association for Higher Education and a Trustee of Mount Vernon College. He has a BA in Government from Cornell University, a law degree from New York University and was a Loeb Fellow in Advanced Urban and Environmental Studies at the Harvard Graduate School of Design.