Former West Virginia Gov. Bob Wise has spent his career advancing education opportunities for our nation’s students. In 2019, he completed 14 years as president of the nonprofit Alliance for Excellent Education (All4Ed), a national leader in advocating the policies and practices necessary for secondary school students to be ready for postsecondary education and careers. He was named one of the ten most influential people in education technology by Tech & Learning and one of NonProfit Times’s “Power & Influence Top 50.”
He currently focuses on driving the transformation of education systems that are rebuilding from COVID-19’s impact. He coordinates the Global Science of Learning Education Network as well as advocating for improving early literacy. Gov. Wise served twenty-four years as governor, member of the U.S. House of Representatives, and state legislator, and has become a prominent speaker and advisor on education issues and trends. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Duke University and a Juris Doctor degree from Tulane University.