Julia Chih Appointed Interim Chief Executive Officer of College Track

College Track’s board of directors today announces the appointment of Julia Chih as Interim Chief Executive Officer, effective May 27, 2021. 

College Track’s Chief Executive Officer Elissa Salas concluded her role with the organization on May 26, 2021, following 10 years of service. Elissa announced her plans to transition in mid-2020. College Track’s board of directors is underway with a comprehensive search for the organization’s next permanent CEO, who will be a leader with expertise in the college access and completion space and deeply aligned with College Track’s core values.

Julia Chih joined College Track in 2014 and served as the Chief Finance & Operating Officer prior to becoming Interim CEO. In this role, she oversees the national Strategic Initiatives, People, Operations, and Finance teams, and leads the strategy for College Track to achieve its 2024 Business Plan objectives. Over a six-year period, Julia built the operational infrastructure to grow the organization from $10 million to $30 million, while ensuring financial sustainability, program quality, and operational effectiveness. Prior to College Track, Julia was the Vice President of Finance & Administration at CollegeSpring, where she prepared the organization for rapid national expansion. Julia is a first-generation college graduate.