Vice President
ACT’s Center for Equity in Learning

Tina Gridiron, a leader in higher education and philanthropy, joined ACT’s Center for Equity in Learning in 2019 and will now focus her efforts on enhancing the work of the Center with its external partners, and shaping ACT’s broader efforts to close gaps in equity, opportunity and achievement in education and the workforce.

Previously, Tina served as vice president of philanthropic partnerships for the Center. She is founder and lead consultant of TLG Solutions, a consulting firm that increases the impact and influence of organizations promoting the public good. Prior to that, Tina led grant initiatives as an officer and director for Lumina Foundation where she worked extensively with community colleges, minority-serving institutions and regional comprehensive institutions. She has also served as the acting director of the Black Community Services Center at Stanford University.

Tina holds a Master of Arts in higher education administration and a Master of Arts in sociology, both from Stanford, and earned a Bachelor of Arts in political science from the University of California, Berkeley. She currently lives in Indianapolis, Indiana.

“I have dedicated my professional career to advocating for and leading efforts to increase the postsecondary preparation, access, and success of all students, and I am honored to continue this work with ACT’s Center for Equity in Learning.”