Giuseppe “Seppy” Basili brings decades of experience as a cross-sector education executive to the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation; will lead organization’s work in support of exceptional, high-achieving students
Lansdowne, VA – The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Board of Directors announced today the appointment of Giuseppe “Seppy” Basili as executive director. A leading K-12, college readiness, and higher education expert, Basili brings 30 years of education industry experience to the role. His commentary and perspectives on college access and admissions have been featured by The New York Times, NPR, and the Today Show, among others. He has also served as director of strategic initiatives and chief operating officer at the Foundation.
“Seppy’s experience working to address educational access issues faced by high-achieving students with financial need enables him to extend the impact of our organization, and scholars, for years to come,” said Stuart A. Haney, President of the Cooke Foundation Board of Directors, “His commitment to our vision has been established through a record of service to the Foundation -- and is reflected in an unwavering belief in the transformative potential of the exceptional students that we support.”