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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

Why We Need Education Data

If we truly want to help every child succeed, we need to know when and why some of our students are getting left behind.

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Join Us at SXSWedu: Our Getting to Graduation Summit

Six things in higher ed we are excited to share at SXSWedu.

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5 Reasons I’m Optimistic about U.S. Schools

How education can help increase opportunities for all young people in the United States.

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Examining Postsecondary Success and Challenges

Allan Golston shares 5 examples of success, and 5 challenges in postsecondary education.

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Q & A on the promise of education for Latino youth

Allan Golston chats with CHCI President Esther Aguilera about giving every child a great education.

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