Governor Bob Wise is President of the Alliance for Excellent Education, one of the public charities represented on the founding board of the National Public Education Support Fund. Under his leadership, the Alliance has continued to build its reputation as an authority on high school policy and to advocate for reform in American secondary education to ensure that all students graduate from high school prepared for college and career.
As governor of West Virginia from 2001 to 2005, he implemented the PROMISE Scholarship program, significantly increasing college attendance in the state. From 1983 to 2001, Governor Wise served in the U.S. House of Representatives, aggressively working to preserve financial aid for students to attend college. His Board and committee involvement includes America’s Promise, the National High School Center, the Digital Learning Council, and the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. In 2011, Governor Wise was named to The NonProfit Times “Power and Influence Top 50,” an annual listing of the fifty most influential executives in the nonprofit sector.