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Allan Golston

Title President, United States Program
Organization Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Allan C. Golston, president of the United States Program , leads the foundation’s efforts to ensure that all students receive a high-quality education that leads to success in college and their career. He oversees the U.S. Program’s major areas of investment—Education, Pacific Northwest, Special Initiatives, and Advocacy.

Golston’s professional background is in finance, health care, and education. He holds an MBA from Seattle University and a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Colorado. He is an active community volunteer and serves on the boards of a number of regional and national organizations

Posts By Allan Golston

Patrick Methvin Selected as Postsecondary Success Director

Allan C. Golston, president of the foundation's United States Program, announces that Patrick Methvin will lead the Postsecondary Success strategy. Patrick brings deep knowledge of higher education innovation to the role, as well as passion for harnessing that innovation to benefit more of today’s college students.

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Honoring Teachers’ Service as Guides on the Road to Student Success: Teacher Appreciation Week

Why the Gates Foundation is so pleased this year, and every year, to celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week.

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5 Super Powers All Teachers Have

Join us in celebrating the things teachers do that have an impact on part with superheroes.

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Gates Foundation Names New K-12 Strategy Director

The Gates Foundation is thrilled to welcome Robert (Bob) L. Hughes as the new director of its K-12 education strategy.

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Road Stories: What I learned visiting our partners in 2015

Partners we visited this year help preserve education’s role as the great equalizer.

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