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Allan Golston

Title President, United States Program
Organization Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Allan C. Golston, president of the United States Program, leads the foundation’s efforts to ensure that all students receive a high-quality education that leads to success in college and their career. He oversees the U.S. Program’s major areas of investment—Education, Pacific Northwest, Special Initiatives, and Advocacy.

Golston’s professional background is in finance, health care, and education. He holds an MBA from Seattle University and a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Colorado. He is an active community volunteer and serves on the boards of a number of regional and national organizations

Posts By Allan Golston

Gates Foundation Names New K-12 Strategy Director

The Gates Foundation is thrilled to welcome Robert (Bob) L. Hughes as the new director of its K-12 education strategy.

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Road Stories: What I learned visiting our partners in 2015

Partners we visited this year help preserve education’s role as the great equalizer.

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Connecting Our Classrooms

A new report from EducationSuperHighway shows that more than 21 million students still don’t have the minimum connectivity needed for digital learning. We should ensure that our states do everything they can to give our teachers and students the tools and technology they need to bring the sense of possibility into our classrooms.

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5 Takeaways from Our First U.S. Education Learning Forum

Five takeaways from our first U.S. Education Learning Forum

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Celebrating Vicki

A celebration of Vicki's contributions

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