Rochelle Nichols-Solomon
Director, Postsecondary Success

Higher Ed, P-12

  • Access
  • Community involvement
  • High schools
  • Parent involvement
  • Readiness
  • Rural education
  • School reform
  • Urban education

Rochelle Nichols-Solomon is an education specialist with more than 20 years of experience designing, managing, and supporting the implementation of major multi-year school and community education initiatives. At FHI 360, Nichols-Solomon leads a diverse portfolio of postsecondary success programs. She most recently led the five-year Postsecondary Success Collaborative, which led to significantly improving college enrollment and persistence for underserved students in three urban communities. Nichols-Solomon has managed secondary education projects funded by the Citi Foundation, Atlantic Philanthropies, Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, as well as the U.S. Department of Education. She has taught preschool-aged kids to adults, directed public housing education programs, pioneered K-16 Compacts, directed Local Education Fund programs, and worked as a community foundation program officer. She has served on numerous local and national boards and is currently on the board of the Philadelphia Public School Notebook. Nichols-Solomon studied elementary education at Cheyney University, where she earned her bachelor’s degree.