Steve Bumbaugh leads work to ensure students access and maximize college and career opportunities. As head of the College and Career Access division at the College Board, Bumbaugh oversees enrollment and financial aid programs, the Access to Opportunity™ initiative, and scholarship programs. Additionally, he oversees the partnership with Khan Academy to provide free, high quality SAT preparation for students, as well as the partnership with the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. These efforts are designed to increase college readiness and college completion for all students, with a special focus on lower-income students, first-generation college students, and students of color.
Bumbaugh is passionate about expanding access, equity, and excellence. A former classroom teacher, he led the CityBridge Foundation’s Breakthrough Schools: D.C. competition, which works with public schools to increase achievement through challenging, personalized learning. Prior to CityBridge, Bumbaugh served as president of the ECMC Foundation and led development for its education portfolio. Bumbaugh also championed efforts to improve education, health, and food security in lower-income communities as the first executive director of the Specialty Family Foundation.
Bumbaugh earned his undergraduate degree from Yale University and his MBA from Stanford University. When he isn’t working or mentoring, Bumbaugh can be found spending time with his two sons.