R. Stephen Green is President and CEO of Kauffman Scholars, Inc., a comprehensive college preparatory and scholarship program designed to significantly increase the number of college graduates from Greater Kansas City’s urban schools. Previously, Green was the superintendent of Community School District 28 and a local instructional superintendent in Region Three for the New York City Board of Education. He has also served as president and executive director of the New Jersey Teaching and Learning Collaborative; national executive director of the College Ed Program for the College Board; assistant superintendent for the Metropolitan School District of Lawrence Township in Indiana; teacher and professor of English literature at the high school and university levels; and director of minority student affairs at Butler University. Green earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in English literature from Ball State University in Muncie, Ind. and his Ed.D. degree in curriculum instruction and education administration from Indiana University.