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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

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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Engaging All Families in Their Child’s Academic Path

Navigating the school system can be a challenge for parents. It’s even harder when you don’t speak English. Here are some tools that could help.

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From the Classroom to the Boardroom: Reflecting on the Gates Millennium Scholarship Program

A reflection on what the Gates Millennium Scholars program has accomplished, what we’ve learned from it, and what we can do to further increase college completion for minority students.

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