Vice President for Government Relations
Alex Chough serves as Vice President for Government Relations at the National Council for Community and Education Partnerships (NCCEP), where he is responsible for policy and advocacy efforts in support of the organization’s mission and specifically, the federally-funded Gaining Early Awareness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) initiative.
Prior to joining NCCEP, he served as a senior advisor within strategy and new product development at the College Board where he worked to develop and support organizational and program-specific strategic planning. In addition, Alex was the director of strategic initiatives at ACT, Inc. where he worked on organizational strategy, public policy, and advocacy.
Now in his second stint at NCCEP, Alex began his career in education as a program officer at the U.S. Department of Education where he managed a grant portfolio of approximately $100 million to strengthen the capacity of minority-serving colleges and universities to serve low-income and underrepresented students.