Presidents Council Leadership

Higher Education Presidents Council Chair

Jonathan Alger

Jonathan Alger

President of James Madison University

Jonathan Alger has been president of James Madison University (JMU) since 2012.  Under his leadership, this public comprehensive university with 22,000 students developed a bold new vision to be “the national model of the engaged university:  engaged with ideas and the world,” and a strategic plan focused on engaged learning, community engagement and civic engagement. 


Leadership Team

The Chair is joined by other current sitting and emeritus presidents.

Michael Berndt

Michael Berndt

President of Inver Hills Community College


Kelli R. Brown

Kelli R. Brown

Chancellor of Western Carolina University


Bill Coppola

Bill Coppola

President of Tarrant Count College’s Southeast Campus


Mitchell E. Daniels

Mitchell E. Daniels

President of Purdue University


Kathryn “Kate” A. Foster

Kathryn “Kate” A. Foster

President of The College of New Jersey


Donald Guy Generals

Donald Guy Generals

President of Community College of Philadelphia


Eric Kaler

Eric Kaler

President of Case Western Reserve University


Carolyn “Biddy” Martin

Carolyn “Biddy” Martin

President of Amherst College


Marty Meehan

Marty Meehan

President of University of Massachussetts


Fayneese Miller

Fayneese Miller

President of Hamline University


Brad Mortensen

Brad Mortensen

President of Weber State University


Ruth J. Simmons

Ruth J. Simmons

President of Prairie View A&M University


Shirley Tilghman

Shirley Tilghman

President Emerita of Princeton University


David K. Wilson

David K. Wilson

President of Morgan State University


Staff

Jennifer Domagal-Goldman

Jennifer Domagal-Goldman

Executive Director, 
ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge at Civic Nation

Stephanie King

Stephanie King

Director, Strategic Initiatives,
ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge at Civic Nation


The ALL IN Presidents’ Council was launched in 2020 with the charge of supporting senior leaders in higher education to foster campus communities inclusive of nonpartisan democratic engagement endeavors. The inaugural leadership of ALL IN’s Presidents’ Council included:

  • Shirley Tilghman, President Emerita, Princeton University (Presidents’ Council Chair 2020-2021)
  • Jon Alger, President, James Madison University
  • Beverly Daniel Tatum, President Emerita, Spelman College
  • Biddy Martin, President, Amherst College
  • Eric Kaler, President Emertius, University of Minnesota
  • Eduardo Padron, President Emertius, Miami Dade College
  • Mitch Daniels, President, Purdue University
  • Larry Bacow, President, Harvard University
  • Ronald Daniels, President, John Hopkins University
  • Valerie Smith, President, Swarthmore College
  • Becky Blank, Chancellor, University of Wisconsin – Madison
  • Ruth Simmons, President, Prairie View A&M University
  • Janet Napolitano, President, California State System
  • Gregory Williams, President, Odessa College
  • L. Rafael Reif, President, Massachusetts Institute of Technology