Roger Nozaki joined the Office of the Under Secretary in May 2014, after serving in a short-term role with OUS during summer 2013.
He spent nearly nine years at Brown University as Associate Dean of the College for Community and Global Engagement, serving as an academic dean; overseeing Brown’s centers for public service, careers, and study abroad; and holding an appointment as a lecturer in Sociology. He oversaw the establishment of a statewide College Advising Corps with urban high schools, an extensive elementary school partnership, the Social Innovation Initiative, the Engaged Scholars Initiative with Brown faculty, and the TRI-Lab, a structure for intensive collaboration among faculty, students, and community leaders on specific social issues.
Prior to this role, Roger served as executive director of the GE Foundation, where he worked to develop the Foundation’s $100 million initiative on college access and science and math education, and co-founded the national Pathways to College Network, launched by Education Secretary Richard Riley. Roger previously worked with The Hitachi Foundation and Campus Compact. He has served on the boards of Independent Sector and Innovations in Civic Participation, the ACE Commission on Minorities in Higher Education, and the Council on Foundations Corporate Committee, among others. Roger holds degrees from Princeton and Brown Universities and spent two years as a full-time volunteer in a community of adults with developmental disabilities.