Jack Porter serves as a policy analyst in the Economic Opportunity Division of the National Governors Association’s Center for Best Practices. In this role, Jack primarily supports governors’ staff and state policymakers in their efforts to marry postsecondary education attainment with the needs of the state’s workforce.
Before joining NGA, Jack was an advocacy associate at the National College Access Network, a nonprofit with more than 400 members that support traditionally underserved students across the United States. At NCAN, Jack was primarily responsible for providing technical assistance to state and federal policy grantees.
Jack holds a master’s of education in higher education policy from the University of Texas at Arlington and a bachelor of science in American Studies from Springfield College.
Jack originally hails from Connecticut.