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50th Anniversary Kickoff Event: Louis Soares Lecture
Higher Education and the Future: Meta-themes and Innovation
February 8, 2016
K-State Alumni Center
Join us in person or via live stream for our 50th anniversary kickoff event, a lecture by Louis Soares, vice president of the Center for Policy Research and Strategy through the American Council on Education. View the invitation (PDF).
Vice President, Center for Policy Research and Strategy, American Council on Education
Specialization: Career and education counseling, community college reform, student consumer information, post-traditional learners, technology and higher education innovation, workforce training
Louis Soares joined the American Council on Education (ACE) in June 2013 as vice president for policy research and strategy and head of the Council's Center for Policy Analysis. With more than 20 years of experience in postsecondary education policy and practice, he is responsible for further positioning ACE as a thought leader on emerging trends in higher education.
Soares most recently served as the director of the postsecondary education program and fellow at the Center for American Progress (CAP). Prior to CAP, he served as director of business development under Rhode Island Gov. Donald L. Carcieri and as director of education and training for the Rhode Island Technology Council. Additionally, he was a small business consultant with the U.S. Peace Corps in Romania.
Soares was appointed by Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to serve on the National Board of the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education in November 2011.
He holds a master's in public administration from Harvard University and a bachelor's in business economics from Brown University.