timberland chocorua trail a national leader in expanding college access
During his six year tenure, Porterfield has increased access to the Lancaster based liberal arts college to more students from low and moderate income families and assumed a national role in getting other schools to do the same. Crown, Aspen Institute chairman, said in a statement. is a living example of values based leadership, as he has sought to create impact and make a difference in the world throughout his career. This makes him the perfect leader for this moment in the Institute history.
Porterfield will take on his new role June. 1.
could not be more thrilled to be joining the team at the Aspen Institute, Porterfield said in a statement. have seen first hand how this organization can take a great idea and turn it into something that can have a real impact on society.
It was through Porterfield work to expand access that he got involved with the institute. He is co leading the American Talent Initiative,
aiming to 50,000 talented students from low and moderate income families to the nation top 270 colleges.
The initiative got initial funding from the Bloomberg Philanthropies and is being coordinated by the Aspen Institute College Excellence Program and Ithaka S+R.
At Franklin Marshall, Porterfield started an intensive three week summer program for promising low and moderate income high school students from around the country to try their hand at college work.
A native of Baltimore, Porterfield, earned his bachelor degrees from Georgetown and Oxford Universities and his doctorate at the City University of New York Graduate Center. A scholar and English professor, he came to F from Georgetown.