IOWA CITY, Iowa—Ranjit Sidhu joins ACT as senior vice president of strategic initiatives in the Education Division. He will be responsible for overseeing and managing initiatives related to new programs and services in education and enhancements of existing educational programs. Ranjit will be an integral part of the leadership team in Education focused on strategic planning and forging new strategic alliances with organizations that position ACT well for the future.
“Ranjit’s career experiences have built his passion for advocating for youth, education and workforce development issues,” said Cynthia B. Schmeiser, president and COO of ACT’s Education Division. “I am thrilled to welcome him to ACT and know he will bring a wealth of experience that will help us advance our mission in education.”
Sidhu comes from the National Council for Community and Education Partnerships in Washington, D.C., where he served as executive vice president. He has led the organization’s work in providing national advocacy and technical assistance leadership in the administration of the $300 million federal GEAR UP program. Ranjit has also served as the executive vice president and COO of the National Association of Partners in Education, where he provided leadership in the formation and growth of multi-sector partnerships focused on ensuring success of all students. In his new position, Ranjit will also oversee the Research and Development areas.
Sidhu will officially join ACT later this summer. He and his wife Kristan have one child, Eli.