Leadership and Board

Josh Skolnick

Josh Skolnick

Executive Director

Josh Skolnick joined Dallas College Foundation as the executive director. Most recently, he led the Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative, a yearlong leadership program for mayors from around the world at Bloomberg Philanthropies. He also played an instrumental role in the design and development of the Bloomberg Center for Cities at Harvard University.

Prior to his time at Bloomberg Philanthropies, Josh served at the U.S. Department of Education as Deputy Director of Strategic Partnerships in the Office of the Secretary. There, he led the launch of the Success Mentors Program, a chronic absenteeism reduction effort in 30 school districts around the U.S., as part of President Obama's My Brother's Keeper Initiative.

Before serving in the federal government, Josh worked at the New York State Education Department and the New York City Department of Education to advance education innovation initiatives.

He holds a J.D. from Boston College Law School and graduated magna cum laude from Brown University with a bachelor's in political science. June 2021 New Release