Kwesi Edwards

Kwesi Edwards, Director

Kwesi Edwards headshotKwesi Edwards is a Principal Go to Market Specialist at Amazon Web Services (AWS), bringing to the Foundation's Board of Directors over a decade of experience in business technology.

In his current role and in past opportunities with Oracle and Informatica, he has worked to inspire the efficient use of information technology to drive business results for a variety of organizations including educational institutions, Fortune 500 companies, and startups. For more than ten years, Mr. Edwards’ work focused on bringing enterprise technology to colleges and universities, which gave him a deep understanding of Student Information Systems and usage across the California Community Colleges.

Mr. Edwards also plays a key role on Amazon West’s Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity Team and supports the company’s efforts to increase representation of underrepresented groups at AWS and in partner and customer groups. He has a passion for increasing equity in higher education to help us build a more diverse, successful workforce, and has joined the Foundation’s Board of Directors Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Advisory Committee to help the organization achieve its mission.

Mr. Edwards received his BSE In Information System Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania.

Management Team

Keetha Mills
President and Chief Executive Officer

Joseph Quintana
Chief Operating Officer

Melissa Conner
Chief Advancement Officer

Scott Travasos
Chief Financial Strategy Officer

Bryan Miller
Vice President of Communications and Technology

Sandra Fried
Vice President, Student Success Center

Andrea Meyer
General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

Jorge J.C. Sales
Vice President of Program Development

Elaine Reodica
Executive Strategist, Organizational Culture and Engagement

Board of Directors

Geneve Villacres
Chair of the Board

Patrick Mulvaney
Vice Chair of the Board

Jennifer Perry

Darius Anderson

Manuel Baca

Stephan Castellanos

Yasmin Davidds

Kwesi Edwards

Nitasha Sawhney

Elmy Bermejo

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