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…

By Jean Eddy

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Posted June 19, 2019
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There’s a Difference Between a ‘Good’ School and Choosing Whiteness and Wealth

It’s nearly summer, and while for most that means the end of a school year, for many it also means transition. Preschoolers transition to kindergarten,…

By Zachary Wright 

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Posted June 19, 2019

Just Like Emancipation, Quality Schools Are Being Delayed and Denied to Black Students

“Until the lion tells his side of the story, the tale of the hunt will always glorify the hunter.” While many Americans are waiting with baited breath for July 4,…

By Sharif El-Mekki

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Posted June 18, 2019
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What It’s Like to Attend School in Rural America

On a rainy day in May of 2018, I toured a public school in northern Pennsylvania. Most of the students were eligible for free lunch.…

By Jennifer Wahl

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