Mr Roger Nozaki
Higher education, teacher preparation, and  minority-serving institutions

Roger joined the Department in May 2014 and works on a number of issues, including innovation and quality in higher education, teacher preparation, and  minority-serving institutions.  Roger spent nearly nine years at Brown University as an undergraduate academic dean; oversaw Brown’s centers for public service, careers, and study abroad; and held an appointment as a lecturer in Sociology.  In this role, he led or oversaw the development of a number of strategic initiatives related to undergraduate education and engaged scholarship.  Prior to this role, Roger served as executive director of the GE Foundation, where he worked to develop the Foundation’s $100 million initiative on college access, and co-founded the national Pathways to College Network. Roger previously worked with The Hitachi Foundation and Campus Compact. He has served on the boards of Independent Sector and Innovations in Civic Participation, the ACE Commission on Minorities in Higher Education, and the Council on Foundations Corporate Committee, among others. Roger holds degrees from Princeton and Brown Universities and spent two years as a full-time volunteer in a community of adults with developmental disabilities.