Patrick Rossol-Allison is Head of Strategic Initiatives for the Learning Enterprise at Arizona State University. In his role he finds opportunities to create innovative tech-enabled solutions with the goal of democratizing the knowledge and opportunities that have traditionally been held by only a few to all learners at all stages of life. Patrick takes early stage learning ideas to executable and fundable concepts and oversees enterprise-wide strategic initiatives.
Previously, Patrick created and was Head of the new college model ASU Local, specifically designed for equitable education outcomes. In this role he completely redesigned the university experience so that students could pursue over 100 bachelor’s degrees in locations across the country while embedded in a tight-knit local community.
Prior as Senior Program Officer at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, he invested over $30M in higher education initiatives. He oversaw the relationships and work including that of the Aspen Institute, Harvard University, and the American Institutes for Research. He evaluated all of the foundation’s investments in community colleges, HBCUs, research universities, and state systems.
Earlier in his career, Patrick was in the chief strategy officer position at one of the largest community colleges in the country at Johnson County Community College. He created renowned national benchmark initiatives in the areas of student success, finance, and workforce education with over a quarter of all community colleges in the country participating.
Patrick holds an MA in Political Science, Modern History, and Public Law from the University of Bonn in Germany. He attended Duke University as a national German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) scholar.
Patrick grew up in Germany, Canada, and Costa Rica and is fluent in English, Spanish, and German. Patrick and his family of four reside in Seattle, Washington.
City: Seattle, Washington