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Jorge Valencia
Executive Director & CEO

Higher Ed.

  • Access
  • Community College
  • Costs
  • Gay Students
  • Low-Income Students
  • Race and Diversity
  • Safety and Violence
  • Student Activism
  • Transgender Students
  • Value of College

Jorge Valencia is Executive Director & CEO of Point Foundation, the nation’s largest scholarship-granting organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) students. Prior to joining Point, Jorge served as the President and Executive Director of The Trevor Project, the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ youth. During the Clinton Administration Jorge served as the Director of External Affairs for the U.S. Small Business Administration. Jorge grew up in a Latino Mormon family in Texas – an environment filled with stigmas and obstacles attached to the acceptance of his sexuality. As a past board member Affirmation, Jorge has helped other LGBTQ Mormons and their families live productive lives consistent with their faith and heritage. Jorge earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Brigham Young University. Jorge is an accomplished public speaker, having spoken at national conferences focusing on education, youth and LGBTQ issues. Jorge lives in Los Angeles.