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Plenary

Thursday, November 7, 2019
4:30–5:30 p.m.

James E. Ryan

President, University of Virginia

James E. Ryan is the ninth president of the University of Virginia. A leading expert on law and education, Ryan has written extensively about the ways in which law affects educational opportunity.

Ryan previously served as dean of the Harvard Graduate School of Education. He established the Harvard Teacher Fellows program and an effort entitled “Fulfilling the Promise of Diversity,” intended to prepare students for careers working in diverse environments.

David Coleman

Chief Executive Officer, College Board

David became the College Board’s CEO in 2012, promising to deliver real opportunities to more students. “The College Board is committed to clearing a path for all students to own their future,” he says. "That is our calling." Since then, David has spearheaded the design of a simpler SAT; forged a partnership with Khan Academy to provide personalized, free SAT preparation to more than five million students; and expanded the Advanced Placement Program to serve even more students from all backgrounds.

The trainings and sessions were led by professionals who are truly well informed. I met educators from other parts of the country and heard what they are doing to provide access and opportunities for their students. I had some super conversations.

—Forum 2018 Attendee