Mr. Collins serves on JFF’s executive team and provides leadership for JFF programs. For the last 16 years, he has led a multi-state postsecondary reform network working to increase the success of learners from low income-backgrounds through connecting colleges and state postsecondary systems to evidence-based practices and practitioner-informed policies and supporting their implementation through postsecondary reform initiatives such as Achieving the Dream, The Developmental Education Initiative, Completion by Design, and the Student Success Center Initiative, and the American Association of Community Colleges Pathways Project.
In the fall of 2020, he took the helm of an organizational effort to increase economic equity in education, employment, earnings, and economic mobility for people who are vulnerable in our economy with a special emphasis on Black learners and workers. An inveterate collaborator, he has partnered with nationally recognized organizations such as The Aspen Institute’s College Excellence Program, Carnegie Math Pathways|WesED, The Dana Center, SOVA Solutions, the Community College Research Center, and a host of other organizations, states systems, and philanthropic organizations.
Mr. Collins is Vice Chair of the board of the National Student Clearinghouse and is the Chair of the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center Board. He is a Commissioner for the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and serves on the governing board member of the HigherEd Equity Network.