Advancing the education of exceptionally promising students who have financial need

Our People

Board of Directors

Wanda G. Wiser, President and Secretary of the Board
John Kent Cooke, Sr.
Gregory R. Dillon
Stuart A. Haney, Esq.
Linda J. King
Mark Pollak, Esq.
Howard B. Soloway, Esq.

Harold O. Levy, Executive Director

Giuseppe Basili, Chief Operating Officer

Marianne Stanley, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer

Ricshawn Adkins Roane, Chief of Staff

Dr. Jennifer Glynn, Director, Research and Evaluation

Dana O'Neill, Director, Scholarship Programs

Natalie Rodriguez Jansorn, Director, Scholarship Programs

Cecilia Marshall, Director, Strategic Initiatives


Alan Royal

Senior Program Manager, Outreach and Partnerships

Departments: Scholarship Recruitment, Strategic Initiatives

As Senior Program Manager of Outreach and Partnerships, Mr. Royal oversees outreach initiatives and partnerships for the Young Scholars Program, College Scholarship Program, and Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship. He also develops and manages special partnerships.

Mr. Royal joined the foundation in 2011 as an educational adviser and later senior educational adviser for the Young Scholars program.

Before joining the foundation, Mr. Royal was a coordinator for a college access program supported by Texas Christian University’s Office for Community Engagement, serving high school students in Fort Worth, TX. He was also a 7th grade language arts teacher in Longview, TX.

Mr. Royal holds a B.A. in English and a M.Ed. in Curriculum Studies from Texas Christian University. He has also completed several graduate level counseling courses at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA

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