Ricky Austin - Aim Higher Foundation

Ricky Austin

Vice President of Advancement and Operations

As Vice President, Ricky Austin directs the strategy and implementation of the foundation’s scholarship programs, marketing and communications, and other key operational and development initiatives. Through his productive partnership with school leaders, creative problem solving, and unwavering commitment to Aim Higher scholars and their families, Austin has expanded the Aim Higher Foundation’s impact for thousands of students in the Twin Cities area. Prior to his time at Aim Higher, Austin most recently served as Senior Director of Communications at Partnership Schools of greater New York City and Manager of Communications at the University of Notre Dame’s Alliance for Catholic Education. Austin began his career as an elementary school teacher, administrator, and community volunteer, serving Catholic schools in Oklahoma City, OK and Chicago, IL.