Meet the people behind Global Pathways Institute.
William C. Symonds
Bill Symonds is Director of the Global Pathways Institute (GPI) and Professor of Practice at Arizona State University. Previously he served as Director of the Pathways to Prosperity Project at the Harvard Graduate School of Education from 2008- email@example.com
Senior Strategic Consultant
Jeff Abraham focuses on the long term business plan and strategy for sustaining the Institute. He has previously held numerous executive and consulting positions in a variety of for-profit and non-profit organizations. Jeff came to GPI thanks to Experience Matters and its Encore Fellow program, which enables retired executives to launch “encore careers” in the non-profit firstname.lastname@example.org
Sami manages our website, social media and conference registration system. She also supports the ECAP mentor program. Sami is currently a senior at ASU and soon to be serving in Teach for America in the 2019 email@example.com
Global Pathways Institute activities and governance are led by its Founding Board of Directors, the leaders who helped create GPI in Arizona. There are currently 17 members.
Vice President of Education, Greater Phoenix Leadership
Sundt Construction (retired)
Executive Director, Center for the Future of Arizona
Director, Global Pathways Institute
Vice President of Research Development, Office of Knowledge and Enterprise Development, Arizona State University
President, Junior Achievement of Arizona
CEO, Helios Education Foundation
President and CEO, Arizona Business & Education Coalition
CEO, YouScience, LLC.
Chancellor, Nevada System of Higher Education
CEO, United Technology Institute
Chief of Staff, Office of the Chancellor, Maricopa Community College District
Senior Philanthropic Advisor for Education, Arizona Community Foundation
Education Consultant, former State Superintendent and Chair, CTE Quality Commission
President, Colorado Business Roundtable
Initial financial support for GPI was provided by a coalition of Arizona business, philanthropic and government entities. Their contributions enabled Global Pathways Institute to begin its important work on the four pillars. GPI continues to seek, identify, and work with funders that share the same vision.