October 12, 2018
Koya’s Founding Partner, Molly Brennan and her team led a nationwide search for the Chief Executive Officer at Bottom Line, a Boston-based nonprofit college access network that provides support for low-income and first-generation-to-college students. Koya successfully placed Steven Colón in the role.
Steven’s personal and professional background matches the mission and spirit of Bottom Line. He identifies himself as a Latino and as the first person in his family to earn a college degree. He has spent the majority of his 20-year career working to help high-potential students reach college graduation and considers himself a leader in educational equity. He has developed programs and partnerships with budgets ranging from $6 million to $9 million.
Prior to joining Bottom Line, Steven was the Senior Vice President of Organization-Wide Learning and Strategy for Teach for America. He also spent 12 years with the College Board where he led strategic, analytic and operational teams for large national programs. He has held numerous board positions for education-focused organizations including National College Access Network and St. HOPE Leadership Academy Charter School.
Steven grew up in Brentwood, NY, a Latino community on Long Island about 50 miles east of New York City, and earned Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees in government and politics from St. John’s University in New York, and an additional Master of Arts in political science from State University of New York at Stony Brook.