Nicole Hurd
CEO and Founder

Higher Ed

  • Access
  • Financial aid
  • Low-income students
  • Minority students
  • Value of college

Nicole Farmer Hurd is the founder and CEO of College Advising Corps. A passionate advocate of post‑secondary education, Hurd has led College Advising Corps from a pilot project in Virginia to the largest college access program in the country, placing hundreds of advisers in high-need schools from coast to coast. Under her leadership, the Advising Corps received the 2012 National Service Impact Award from the Corporation for National and Community Service for their positive and lasting impact through national service. Hurd was named to The Chronicle of Higher Education’s 2014 Influence List and honored as a 2016 White House Champion of Change for College Opportunity.