Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Postsecondary Success

Archie Cubarrubia, Ed.D.

Leadership Portrait

Dr. Archie P. Cubarrubia leads the foundation’s team responsible for understanding how colleges and universities transform themselves to dramatically improve their performance and eliminate student success gaps and translating that understanding into useful tools, methods, and resources.

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.