Robyn Fisher, Ed.D, is the President and CEO of R.T.Fisher Educational Enterprises, Inc.® (RTF®), an educational and public outreach consulting firm with expertise in designing, implementing, and evaluating academic development programs; planning and facilitating educational meetings and conferences; writing and implementing grant proposals; and developing training courses. Founded in 1999, RTF has earned a reputation as a community resource whose work moves beyond the achievement gap rhetoric and identifies, through critical discussion and interaction, working definitions and tangible applications of culturally and linguistically responsive, relevant, and rigorous curriculum.
Prior to founding RTF, Dr. Fisher served as the Director of the California Student Opportunity Access Program and the Associate Director of San Jose State University’s Pre-College Programs. Pre College Programs, a 7-program unit within San Jose State University’s Academic Services Department, was a program-oriented collaboration among existing pre-college projects, local schools, and community organizations to serve underrepresented middle and high school students with the goal of increasing their postsecondary enrollment and completion rates. In this position she was charged with increasing college enrollment and completion of local high school students.
Dr. Fisher began her career has a legislative fellow with the California State Senate assigned to the Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee. She then worked for both the San Jose Mayor and later City Manager. Dr. Fisher has served as a consultant on many federal, state and local educational programs including Upward Bound, the Ronald McNair Scholars Program, the University of California System, the California State University System, ARCHES I3SLOPE and ACCESS, and the 21st Century Community Learning Centers. She has designed academic development and test preparation programs that have successfully prepared students for the SAT 9, CAHSEE, PSAT, SAT I and II, ACT, GRE and GMAT.
Ms. Fisher earned a MPA from SJSU and her B.A., M.Ed and Ed.D from Mills College. She is the co-founder and Board Chair of the Choose College Educational Foundation, Inc.® (CCEF®) and the African American Regional Educational Alliances, Inc.® (AAREA®).