Patrick Rossol-Allison is Associate Vice President, Strategic Initiatives for the Learning Enterprise. In his role he finds opportunities to create innovative tech-enabled solutions to democratize the knowledge and opportunities that have traditionally been held by only a few. Patrick develops early stage learning ideas into executable and fundable concepts and oversees enterprise-wide strategic initiatives. Previously, Patrick created and was Head of ASU Local, specifically designed for equitable education outcomes. He redesigned the university experience so that students could pursue over 100 bachelor’s degrees in locations across the country while embedded in a tight-knit local community. Prior as Senior Program Officer at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, he invested over $30M in higher education initiatives. He oversaw relationships and investments including those of the Aspen Institute, Harvard University, and the American Institutes for Research. He evaluated all of the foundation’s investments in community colleges, HBCUs, research universities, and state systems. Earlier in his career, Patrick was in the chief strategy officer position at one of the largest community colleges in the country at Johnson County Community College. He created renowned national benchmark initiatives in the areas of student success, finance, and workforce education with over a quarter of all community colleges in the country participating. Patrick holds an MA in Political Science, Modern History, and Public Law from the University of Bonn in Germany. He attended Duke University as a national German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) scholar. He has been national advisor to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Lumina Foundation, the Association for Institutional Research, NACUBO, and NASPA. Patrick is a first-generation immigrant who grew up in Germany, Canada, and Costa Rica and is fluent in English, Spanish, and German.