Allison Rouse is the first director of Stanford Business School’s Diverse Alumni Communities, a position created to develop strategies that support equity, inclusion, and belonging for Stanford GSB alumni. In this role, Allison works with alumni to build a more inclusive school community and contributes to broad efforts that address anti-Black racism and discrimination in other forms and ensure equality of opportunity for women.
Previously, Allison was responsible for marketing, outreach, and recruiting operations for the Stanford MSx Program and was a key member of MSx admissions team. While in this role, he cofounded the Stanford GSB Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Staff Workgroup and Accelerate, a one-day professional development program for women leaders.
Before joining the Stanford MSx Program, Allison was CEO of EdVillage, a nonprofit organization that provided leadership training and school improvement services to its partner schools in India and South Africa. Earlier, he had increasing responsibility in K-12 education and higher education administration.
Allison earned his BA in international relations from the University of Pennsylvania. Currently, he is the board chair for Hatua Network, a nonprofit organization seeking to end generational poverty by preparing promising, low-income youth to thrive in Kenya’s workforce. He is also a proud parent volunteer at the Nueva School in San Mateo, California.