Jim Larimore

Jim Larimore is Chief Officer for the Center for Equity in Learning at ACT, where he leads ACT’s strategy to engage students, families, educators and communities to promote equity in learning and success. Jim’s team develops programs, research and partnerships to improve college and career readiness and success for all students.

Jim’s career in higher education focused on college access and student success. He served as deputy director for student success at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and as a student affairs leader at campuses including Stanford, Dartmouth, Swarthmore and NYU Abu Dhabi. Jim’s postsecondary career began as assistant dean and director for the American Indian Program at Stanford.

Jim served on the Advisory Council that created the Gates Millennium Scholars Program, and now serves on the Advisory Board for Michelle Obama’s Reach Higher Campaign, the Aspen Forum for Community Solutions Advisory Council, the Advisory Board for the UNCF Career Planning Initiative, the Advisory Board for American University’s Center for Postsecondary Readiness and Success, The Board of Directors for the Hope Center for College, Community and Justice at Temple University, and the International Student Affairs Advisory Board for the Universidad de Monterrey in Monterrey, Mexico.

Jim pays it forward by sharing his educational and career path on Share Your Road.