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Commit Partnership names new chief of staff

Written by Mindia Whittier

The organization works to increase living wage attainment by equitably increasing educational achievement.

The Commit Partnership has promoted a Chief of Staff from among its existing ranks.

Miguel Solis will now serve in the role. Previously, Solis served as Managing Director of Strategic Initiatives, where he oversaw Commit’s Texas Urban Council learning community and guided its tutoring infrastructure work.

In his new role, Solis supports the organization’s mission to equitably double regional living wage attainment by 2040. The role serves on Commit’s senior-level Executive Team, which is responsible for making key organizational decisions within Commit’s distributed leadership team approach.

Founded in 2012, Commit has become the nation’s largest educational collective impact organization, representing a coalition of more than 200 partners working collaboratively to solve systemic educational challenges in North Texas. The partners include public and private schools, colleges, foundations, businesses, and nonprofits.

Before joining Commit in 2020, Solis founded and led the Latino Center for Leadership Development. He also served as Assistant to Dallas ISD Superintendent Mike Miles and as a classroom teacher with Teach for America.

Solis holds a Bachelor’s degree from Lamar University and a Master’s degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. He currently serves on the national board of Teach for America and the local boards of the Hockaday School and Leadership ISD, among others.

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