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Michael Meotti

Washington Student Achievement Council

Executive Director


Michael Meotti was appointed Executive Director of the Washington Student Achievement Council (WSAC) by Governor Jay Inslee in December 2016. Mr. Meotti previously served as Commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Higher Education and Executive Vice President of the Connecticut Board of Regents for Higher Education. WSAC is the state’s higher education agency with the primary responsibility to facilitate the development of state policy on higher education working with elected officials, colleges and universities, employers, nonprofit and other organizations interested in increasing higher education attainment. The agency manages Washington’s extensive student financial aid programs, college readiness programs, and the 529 programs, GET and DreamAhead. Michael has extensive experience in higher education policy, finance and innovation. Prior to joining WSAC, he consulted on a number of national higher education initiatives supported by foundations and worked on regional and state strategies to increase student access and success. He taught higher education policy at George Washington University. Mr. Meotti served in leadership positions in both the nonprofit and corporate sector. He was the President of the United Way of Connecticut and President of the Connecticut Policy and Economic Council. He also served in the Connecticut State Senate for four terms. Michael holds a bachelors and law degree from Georgetown University.