Jeb Bush

Governor Jeb Bush is a senior advisor to Academic Partnerships (AP).

Governor Bush served as the Governor of Florida from 1999-2007. Known as the "Education Governor" for his administration’s focus on improving the state’s public education system, Governor Bush has long been a tireless advocate for broad-based reforms and a leading ambassador of higher education, higher standards, and embracing technology in education.

Today, Governor Bush promotes education reform through his non-profit organizations Foundation for Excellence in Education and Foundation for Florida’s Future. A prolific writer and avid public speaker, Governor Bush continues to offer fresh insights on education reform outside of office.

Governor Bush worked to create a world-class educational system through high standards and increased accountability during his time in office. He also worked to increase access to education through the expansion of the Florida Virtual School program, a national model for online K-12 education.

Earlier in his career, Governor Bush served as Florida’s secretary of commerce and founded the Foundation for Florida’s Future, a think tank that works to influence public policy at the grassroots level. As part of his work with the Foundation, he co-wrote the book Profiles in Character, which profiles 14 of Florida’s civic heroes, as well as numerous policy papers.

Key Appointments, Affiliations, and Awards:

  • Founder and Chairman, Foundation for Excellence in Education
  • Founder and Chairman, Foundation for Florida’s Future
  • Co-Chair, Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy
  • Board Member, CAS Energy
  • Board Member, Volunteer USA
  • Board Member, Our Pledge
  • Former Board Member, National Assessment Governing Board
  • Established Points of Light program
  • Honorary Alumnus, University of Florida


  • Bachelor of Arts degree in Latin American Studies, University of Texas at Austin