Louis Soares joined ACE in June 2013 as vice president for policy research and strategy and head of the Council’s Center for Policy Analysis. With more than 20 years of experience in postsecondary education policy and practice, he is responsible for further positioning ACE as a thought leader on emerging trends in higher education.
Soares most recently served as the director of the postsecondary education program and fellow at the Center for American Progress (CAP). Prior to CAP, he served as director of business development under Rhode Island Gov. Donald L. Carcieri and as director of education and training for the Rhode Island Technology Council. Additionally, he was a small business consultant with the U.S. Peace Corps in Romania.
Soares was appointed by Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to serve on the National Board of the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education in November 2011.
He holds a master’s in public administration from Harvard University (MA) and a bachelor’s in business economics from Brown University (RI).