Braulio Colón is an experienced non-profit executive and education system-change strategist. His over 20 years of leadership experience has focused on Florida state-based programmatic and policy development work at the state agency, university, community-based, and philanthropic levels.
Braulio is co-founder and Executive Director at Florida College Access Network, an independent statewide organization hosted by the University of South Florida that engages communities to improve college access and success for all students.
Previously Braulio served as vice president, Florida Student Success Initiatives at Helios Education Foundation. While at Helios, Colón managed a $70 million grant portfolio and led in the development of more than $50 million in board-approved community investments supporting various initiatives and system-change projects in Florida and Arizona.
Braulio serves on the governing boards of the USF Alumni Association, USF Foundation, and the Florida PTA. He also serves in an advisory capacity as member of the Florida Philanthropic Network Education Funders Group, LEAP Tampa Bay Leadership Council, and the UCF Center for Community Schools.
He’s a two-time graduate from University of South Florida, earning a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communications, a Bachelor of Arts in Africana Studies, before earning a Master of Arts in Public Administration. More recently, he earned a Certificate in Executive Leadership from Cornell University.