Jean Eddy

Guest Blogger

President and CEO, American Student Assistance

Boston, Massachusetts

Jean Eddy is president and CEO of American Student Assistance (ASA). In April 2018, she was appointed to Gov. Charlie Baker’s Commission on Digital Innovation and Lifelong Learning. Jean has more than 25 years of experience creating and leading education organizations that promote successful operational efficiencies including the chief operating officer at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) and multiple roles in the financial services and enrollment areas for Northeastern University.

Jean has held memberships on the College Board, NASFAA, EASFAA, NACAC and AICAD and has served as a trustee for the Providence Foundation and The Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Roger Williams University and a master’s degree from Johnson & Wales University.

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Posted Sep. 11, 2018

Students Need to Know Their Career Options Long Before They Head to College

More than 30 years into my career as CEO of a national nonprofit, you’d think the jitters associated with big…

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Posted Dec. 7, 2018

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Outrage: Black Kids Are Dumb, Poor and Incapable of Success Do y’all remember the line from “The Color Purple,” “I’m poor, I’m Black…I may even…

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Posted Dec. 6, 2018

Why We Need to Stop Thinking About Students in Terms of Strengths and Weaknesses

My son is a freshman in high school and this felt like my first report card pick up all over again. While I have access…

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Posted Dec. 7, 2018

D.C.’s School Report Cards Set a New Standard for Community Engagement

As parents dropping our children off at school, many of us may wonder, will they have a good day? Will they do their best? Will…

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