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James Montoya

James Montoya

Chief of Membership, Governance, and Global Higher Education and Secretary of the Corporation

In partnership with our members, Jim leads our membership, governance, and global higher education teams, managing large-scale, high-impact initiatives that promote equity and access for all students. In this role he directs efforts that engage, support, and mobilize our members—including events, conferences, and outreach campaigns. He oversees all matters relating to our governance structure and Board of Trustees. Additionally, he directs our work with higher education institutions and leaders across the globe. Working with constituents across K—12 and higher education, Jim and his team ensure that the College Board meets the needs of our diverse member institutions and the students they serve.

Jim has held a number of executive roles at the College Board, including senior vice president of higher education and international, vice president of the Western Region, vice president for higher education assessments, and vice president for higher education relationship development.

Before joining the College Board, Jim served in a number of leadership positions at Stanford University, including chief student affairs officer, vice provost for student affairs, dean of undergraduate admission, and dean of admission and financial aid. He remains a guest-lecturer at Stanford through the department of comparative studies in race and ethnicity. Earlier in his career, Jim served as the director of admission at Occidental College and Vassar College, respectively.

Jim is active on a number of boards and committees, including the board of directors of the Young Women’s Leadership Network in New York City, and the advisory board of the World Leading Schools Association.

Jim earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Stanford University.