Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Postsecondary Success

Archie Cubarrubia

Leadership Portrait

Archie has worked to improve student success and institutional effectiveness for nearly two decades and from multiple vantage points—from institutional leadership to federal policymaking to state policy advocacy. A lifelong student advocate and national expert on postsecondary policy, programs, and data, he has held leadership roles at the U.S. Department of Education, Miami Dade College, Northern Arizona University, the University of Rhode Island, Boston University, and Partners for College Affordability and Public Trust. He earned his B.S. in health studies and Ed.M. in policy, planning, and administration from Boston University and his Ed.D. in higher education administration from The George Washington University.