Arthur Levine

Arthur Levine

President, The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation

Arthur Levine is President of The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. Previously, he served as President and Professor of Education at Teachers College, Columbia University. Prior to his tenure at Teachers College, he served as Chair of the Higher Education program and Chair of the Institute for Educational Management at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Mr. Levine also served as President of Bradford College from 1982-1989 and is the author of dozens of articles and reviews. His most recent book is When Hope and Fear Collide: A Portrait of Today’s College Student (with Jeanette S. Cureton), published in 1998. Among other volumes are Beating the Odds: How the Poor Get to College; Opportunity in Adversity (with Janice Green), and Reform of Undergraduate Education, which won the American Council on Education’s “Book of the Year” award in 1974. In addition to his serving on the Board of Say Yes for Education, Mr. Levine currently sits on the Boards of Blackboard, Inc., and the Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities. Mr. Levine received his PHD from State University of New York at Buffalo, and earned his BA at Brandeis University.

Leadership Team

George A. Weiss is the chairman of Say Yes To Education, Inc., a national non-profit foundation committed to opening access to post-secondary education for high poverty youth.

Gene Chasin is the President and Chief Operating Officer of Say Yes to Education. He joined the national nonprofit organization in 2008.

Our Team

Cynthia D. Shapira is President of the Shapira Foundation.  With her husband David, she leads the development and implementation of the foundation’s initiatives, such as Onward Israel (which transforms young adults through…

Dallas native Elizabeth Carlock Phillips graduated from Southern Methodist University with degrees in Corporate Communications and Public Affairs and French. She started a jewelry business in high school that became…

Jarmaine Ollivierre is a Senior Aerospace Engineer at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Since beginning at NASA in 2009, Jarmaine’s duties have included analyzing mission profiles and objectives…

Margot James Copeland is Executive Vice President and Director of Philanthropy and Civic Engagement at KeyBank, one of the nation’s largest bank-based multiline financial services companies. In her role, Copeland…

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