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The Hon. Ted Mitchell

Senior Advisor, Education


The Hon. Ted Mitchell is a Senior Advisor in the Education Practice of RIDGE-LANE LP.

Mr. Mitchell is President of The American Council on Education (ACE) is the nation's most influential, respected, and visible higher education association.

He served as U.S. Under Secretary of Education, reporting to the Secretary of Education, where he oversaw postsecondary education policies and programs.

Prior to, Mitchell was President of Occidental College, served as Vice Chancellor and Dean of the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at the University of California, as well as Professor and Chair of the Department of Education at Dartmouth College.

Dr. Mitchell was Chief Executive Officer of the NewSchools Venture Fund, which provides seed capital and counsel to leading education entrepreneurs at the K-12 level, and served as the President of the California State Board of Education.  He has been a Member of the Stanford University Board of Trustees.  Dr. Mitchell received his bachelor’s, master’s and Ph.D. degrees from Stanford University.

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