Ricky Austin

Director of Programs and Communications

Ricky Austin is the Director of Program and Communications at the Aim Higher Foundation. An educator by training, Ricky was a teacher, administrator, and community volunteer, serving Catholic schools in Oklahoma City and Chicago before moving to the University of Notre Dame in 2010. There, he led the Alliance for Catholic Education’s, or ACE’s, communications team responsible for the strategic communications and marketing for twelve unique programs supporting talent and leadership development, access and enrollment, and innovation in Catholic schools. He also served as Senior Director of Communications for the Partnership Schools in New York City.