Dan Porterfield

President and CEO, The Aspen Institute

Dan Porterfield is president and CEO of the Aspen Institute. With a career focus on promoting education equity and poverty prevention, in 2011 he became president of Franklin & Marshall College, where under his tenure the college tripled the percentage of Pell Grant eligible students and reduced student indebtedness. Porterfield was also a senior vice president and English professor at Georgetown University and senior aide to former US health and human services secretary Donna Shalala. He’s been honored by the KIPP Foundation, I Have A Dream Foundation, and Posse Foundation, and the Obama White House named him one of 11 Champions of Change for College Opportunity.

Videos/Audio of Dan Porterfield

The University of Chicago has just announced new funding to expand access to a broader talent pool of well-deserving... See more
College presents opportunities for students to test their wings, explore new relationships, pursue their personal best... See more
Join Dan Porterfield and Kitty Boone in kicking off the 2018 Aspen Ideas Festival. Featuring conversations with Jeffrey... See more
The public’s opinion of institutions of higher learning is diminishing. Whether it is because of the high cost or... See more
To bring the 2018 Ideas Festival to an end, Dan Porterfield sits down with remarkable change makers to discuss what... See more
The Aspen College Excellence Program aims to expand the number of excellent community colleges, to increase opportunity... See more