Lenora M. Green
Executive Director, Center for Advocacy and Philanthropy, Educational Testing Service
As the Executive Director of the ETS Center for Advocacy and Philanthropy, Lenora M. Green oversees philanthropy, social investment, community relations and employee engagement. She also focuses on education advocacy by building and managing strategic relationships and collaborations with key national, regional and local organizations that promote educational improvement initiatives for disadvantaged groups in order to further ETS’s mission of advancing quality and equity in education. Among the Center’s objectives are to use philanthropy and advocacy to help mitigate educational challenges for disadvantaged populations and to identify, support and help replicate programs that are achieving results. She also serves as an appointed member of the Executive Steering Committee of the ETS Diversity and Inclusion Council.
Lenora has extensive experience in working with nonprofit and community organizations, and has served on the National Urban League’s Advisory Council on College Access and Success; the Advisory Board of the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities’ Office for Access & Success: the Advancement of Public Black Universities and Hispanic-Serving Institutions; the National Advisory Committee for the College Board’s A Dream Deferred™ conference; and the Board of CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children) of Mercer and Burlington counties, New Jersey. She currently serves on the Advisory Council of Parents Step Ahead, a Texas-based nonprofit organization that focuses on family and community engagement in schools, and is on the Board of the Princeton Regional Chamber of Commerce.
The recipient of numerous awards and recognition for her work, Lenora was named by Diverse Issues in Higher Education as one of the top 25 influential women nationally who are making a difference in higher education. She is also the 2016 recipient of the Princeton YWCA’s Tribute to Women award, honoring women of excellence who have made significant contributions to their professions and community; she was honored by CONTACT of Mercer County and she received the 2017 Circle of Achievement Education Award from the NJ African American Chamber of Commerce.
Lenora credits her mother, the late Isabelle Miller Alexander, with instilling in her the importance of tolerance, community service, and education. Among her two favorite quotes are from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who said that “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, “What are you doing for others?” and from Mother Teresa, who said that “I alone cannot change the world but I can cast a stone across the water to create many ripples.”