Steve Bumbaugh

Senior Vice President, College, Career and Digital Access

Steve Bumbaugh leads College Board’s partnerships and outreach to underrepresented communities. Through the development of digital access tools as well as intensive listening and engagement with stakeholders at all levels, Steve helps shape College Board programs to ensure they propel students from all backgrounds into opportunity. He is especially focused on expanding access and participation in high quality coursework among students of color and low-income students, building on his long record of success as an educator, community leader and a parent. Steve also serves as co-chair of the College Board Foundation, working with policymakers and building partnerships to measurably advance educational access and opportunity for all students. 

Steve is passionate about expanding access, equity, and excellence. He previously led the CityBridge Foundation’s Breakthrough Schools: D.C. competition, which designed new charter schools and redesigned traditional public schools. Prior to CityBridge, Steve served as president of the ECMC Foundation and led development for its education portfolio. Steve also championed efforts to improve education, health, and food security in lower-income communities as the first executive director of the Specialty Family Foundation. He started his career running a small school in Southeast Washington, D.C., as profiled in the documentary Southeast 67.

Steve earned his undergraduate degree from Yale University and his MBA from Stanford University. When he isn’t working or mentoring, Steve can be found spending time with his two teenage sons in Washington, D.C.