Regan Douglass (Community Lead)

Director of Communications College Futures Foundation

Regan joined the Foundation in 2013. Regan leads communications efforts related to College Futures Foundation (formerly College Access Foundation of California) and its work, including communications strategy development, messaging, publications, digital content, campaigns, and special initiatives. She also serves as strategic communications advisor to staff, board, and grantee cohorts, and as a member of the Foundation’s management committee. She has more than ten years of experience as an editor, writer, researcher, and campaign and project manager.

Previously, Regan led communications efforts for California Humanities, a state partner of the NEH that funds and works with California’s libraries, universities, teachers, and artists to promote lifelong learning. She managed California Humanities’ rebranding campaign, which included developing and launching a new visual identity, websites, and publications.

Prior to that, Regan served as Production Manager and Communications Associate at PolicyLink—a public policy think tank focused on equity and opportunity for low-income communities and people of color. While there she edited, produced, and contributed to dozens of publications and was a co-author of The Covenant with Black America, which topped the New York Times Best Seller list.

Regan has provided communications consulting services to numerous clients working for a healthier and more just California, including The California Endowment, UC Berkeley’s Chief Justice Warren Institute, ZeroDivide, World Learning, Scripps College, and the Bay Area Leadership Network of Color. She has also taught writing and literature at the college level, headed a women’s resource center, edited two major literary journals, served as board member for a consortium of publications, and run communications trainings for institutions of all sizes. She is currently on the planning committee for ComNetwork SF.

Regan graduated Phi Beta Kappa, magna cum laude from Pomona College with a BA in English and holds an MFA in Creative Writing from George Mason University.