The Campaign for Free College Tuition (CFCT) announces that Ryan Morgan has succeeded Morley Winograd as CEO of the non-profit coalition. Winograd will continue to serve as Chairman of the Board of Directors.
Morgan is a political strategist and data analyst, focusing on fundraising, digital tools for campaigns and non-profits, and legislative advocacy. He founded two businesses: Veracity Media – a top-tier digital advertising agency, and PACtion Data – the country's largest small-dollar fundraising firm. Since 2014, Morgan has advised the Campaign for Free College Tuition on social media and online communication strategies.
“CFCT evolved from discussions that started in 2013 among a group of former elected officials and policy experts who wanted to make another contribution to America’s future,” said Winograd. “We made a mutual commitment to eliminate cost as a barrier to attaining a post-secondary degree or certificate for every American who is academically ready and so determined.”
“With free college tuition programs established in 30 plus red, blue and purple states, now is the time for new day-to-day leadership and generational change at CFCT,” said Winograd. “Ryan Morgan’s experience in politics, policy and technology, will greatly enhance CFCT’s ability to work with states to establish or enhance free college tuition programs.”
Morgan replied, “I look forward to working with Morley and the CFCT’s Board of Directors to achieve our goal of making public college tuition free in all 50 states. Expanding existing free college tuition programs to include students seeking a Bachelor’s degree at public colleges and universities will be a focus of the Campaign.”
CFCT Board member Doug Ross, a former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Labor and senior advisor to Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer, was elected Vice President of CFCT’s Board of Directors. The position was vacant due to the unfortunate passing of trade association executive and civic leader Harris Miller. Jack MacKenzie, the Founder and CEO of CollegeAPP – a higher education focused data analytics and consulting firm – was also elected to CFCT’s Board of Directors. Click here for the full list of Board members.
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