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Travis Olson

Program Manager

Travis Olson is a program manager for the College Excellence Program. He helps to design and implement strategies to support improvements in institutional practice and leadership, including through CEP’s role as an intermediary support partner in the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Frontier Set initiative and the Aspen Presidential Fellowship for Community College Excellence.

Prior to joining the Aspen Institute, Travis worked in student life and served as a lecturer in the Center for Leadership Education at Johns Hopkins University. He brings to his role expertise in leadership development, organizational change, global education, and equity in higher education.

He holds bachelor’s degrees in sociology and environmental studies from Loyola University Chicago and a master of arts in higher education from The Ohio State University.