ACT’s Center for Equity in Learning
Tina Gridiron, a leader in higher education, equity, and philanthropy, serves as the Vice President for ACT’s Center for Equity in Learning. In this role Tina focuses her efforts on enhancing the work of the Center with external partners and helps to shape, enhance, and accelerate ACT’s broader efforts to close gaps in equity, opportunity, and achievement in education and the workforce.
Previously, Tina launched and managed grant initiatives as an officer and director for Lumina Foundation, where she worked extensively with community colleges, minority-serving institutions, and regional comprehensive institutions to increase the postsecondary preparation, access, and completion of students of color, first-generation students, and students from low-income households. With over 25 years of professional experience, Tina is a dedicated servant-leader who seeks to create equity-focused policies, programs, and systems that help all learners succeed.
Tina holds a Master of Arts in higher education administration and a Master of Arts in sociology, both from Stanford University, and earned a Bachelor of Arts in political science from the University of California, Berkeley. She currently lives in Indianapolis, Indiana.