Kristen Soares

Kristen Soares

President, Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities

Kristen Soares is the fourth president of the Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities. As president, Soares works in partnership with leaders around the state to shape policy for California’s independent colleges and universities. Soares serves as the chief spokesperson for the Independent California College and University sector, comprised of over 80 California independent, nonprofit institutions, all dedicated to the public good.

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California For All


The Governor’s Council for Post-Secondary Education envisions an integrated statewide system for post-secondary education that better serves California’s diverse students as part of a cradle-to-career educational continuum.

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