Executive VP & Chief Innovation Officer
Jon Roure is the Executive VP & Chief Innovation Officer (CIO) for the Student Leadership Network. As the organization’s first CIO, Jon will oversee program planning and implementation across the network. He continues to provide overall leadership to the CollegeBound Initiative (CBI) while developing three work streams that support the organization’s strategic planning efforts. This includes increased focus and programming around alumni engagement, research and evaluation, and national expansion via Young Women Leadership Network.
Jon previously served as the Senior Managing Director of the CollegeBound Initiative (CBI) for many years and totals more than 19 years of college counseling and management experience in both the higher education and nonprofit sectors. Jon began his career at Columbia University as an Early Intervention Initiative Coordinator for the Double Discovery Program and a College Advisor for Columbia’s Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP). In 2001, Jon was hired by SL Network as one of four inaugural counselors to pilot the CBI in some of New York City’s Title 1 public high schools. He served as a CBI director of college counseling at Health Opportunities High School for almost five years where he worked to build a college-going culture with its families, faculty, and staff that helped guide nearly 400 students to college.
Jon holds a B.A. in Sociology (1998) with a minor in Professional Youth Work from Rutgers University and an M.A. in Student Personnel Administration (1999) from Teachers College, Columbia University. He is a proud alumnus of the Educational Opportunity Fund Program (EOF) at Rutgers University and is an example of what opportunity and access to higher education can do for first generation and low-income students.