Posse News Archive

Posse National News Archive

Summer 2017

Newman’s Own Supports Posse Veterans, Grads

Newman’s Own Foundation has awarded Posse more than $600K in grants since 2010. Read More

Summer 2017

Grinnell Alumnus Launches High School in LA

Erin Whalen always knew he wanted to leave Los Angeles and experience life away from home. Read More

Summer 2017

College Awards Reach $1.1 Billion in Posse Scholarships

With the admission of the Class of 2021, Posse’s partner institutions have awarded $1.1 billion in scholarships to Posse Scholars since the organization’s founding in 1989. Read More

Spring 2017

New Jeff Ubben Posse Fellows Program Awards Intern Opportunities to Scholars

This spring, Posse launched the Jeff Ubben Posse Fellows Program, established in recognition of Posse’s former board chair who served from 2007 to 2016. Read More

Winter 2017

Posse Alumna Named President of Ithaca College

​Dr. Shirley Collado has been named the next president of Ithaca College in Ithaca, New York. A member of the inaugural Posse that matriculated at Vanderbilt University in 1989, Shirley is the first Posse alumna to become president of an institution of higher education. Read More

Fall 2016

Case Western Reserve, Wellesley Sign On

Recruiting their first Posses this fall, Case Western will select from New Orleans and Wellesley from Houston as part of the Posse STEM Program, an initiative for students majoring in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Read More

Fall 2016

Daily Show’s Trevor Noah Performs at Gala

The Posse Foundation’s annual gala raised more than $2 million to support the program and its Scholars. The elegant evening, emceed by NBC News correspondent Harry Smith, recognized the 2016 Posse Stars for their leadership and featured a comedy performance by “The Daily Show” host Trevor Noah. Read More

Fall 2016

450 Scholars Graduate from Posse Partner Colleges

​This spring, at top colleges and universities across the country, 450 Posse Scholars from eight cities completed their bachelor’s degrees. As these new college graduates begin their professional journeys, they have the support of an impressive network of more than 3,600 Posse alumni. Read More

Fall 2016

UVA Scholar Earns Early Admission to Med School

​Ted Obi, a member of the first Posse at the University of Virginia, is only a junior and he’s already earned a spot at The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai through the school’s FlexMed program. Read More

Fall 2016

Trinity Alum Empowers Computer Science Students

Trinity College Posse alumna Pauline Lake is a teaching consultant for Trinity’s Mobile Computer Science Principles (CSP) project, a course that introduces high school students to computer science fundamentals by building socially useful mobile apps. Read More

National Board of Directors

Brad Singer, Chair
Deborah Bial, President and Founder
Philip M. Pead, Secretary
Susie Scher, Treasurer

Michael Ainslie, Chair Emeritus
Jeffrey Ubben, Chair Emeritus

Jeff Abbott
Michael Beckwith
Robbie Oxnard Bent
Alan Berro
Peter E. Blacker
Alastair Borthwick
Donella P. Brockington
Alberto M. Carvalho
Anne Chwat
Scott Cowen
Hon. David N. Dinkins
Annie Seibold Drapeau
Henry Ellenbogen
Richard D. Fain
Harold Ford, Jr.
Steve Gallucci
Michele Ganeless
Jonathan Glickman
Kelly Granat
James S. Hoyte
Barbara Janulis
Michael Kluger
Steven M. Lefkowitz
Chris Lord
Elizabeth P. Myers
Diane B. Patrick, Esq.
Charles Phillips
Dan Pickering
William A. Plapinger
Jeffrey Raich
Juan Rajlin
Glen T. Senk
Eugene B. Shanks, Jr.
Jonathan W. Thayer
David A. Thomas
Adam Townsend
Mitch Truwit
Timothy H. Ubben
Daniel Weiss
James Wilcox

Partner Colleges + Universities

Agnes Scott College
Babson College
Bard College
Boston University
Brandeis University
Bryn Mawr College
Bucknell University
Carleton College
Case Western Reserve University
Centre College
Colby College
The College of Wooster
Connecticut College
Cornell University
Dartmouth College
Davidson College
Denison University
DePauw University
Dickinson College
Franklin & Marshall College
The George Washington University
Grinnell College
Hamilton College
Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Illinois Wesleyan University
Kalamazoo College
Lafayette College
Lawrence University
Lehigh University
Middlebury College
Mount Holyoke College
Northwestern University
Oberlin College
Pepperdine University
Pomona College
Sewanee: The University of the South
Smith College
St. Olaf College
Syracuse University
Texas A&M University
Trinity College
Tulane University
Union College
University of California, Berkeley
University of Michigan
University of Notre Dame
University of Puget Sound
University of Rochester
The University of Texas at Austin
University of Virginia
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Vanderbilt University
Vassar College
Wellesley College
Wesleyan University
Wheaton College