Denver Scholarship Foundation (DSF) Board of Directors recently elected Irma Lockridge as its newest member. Founded in 2006, DSF is committed to closing long-standing educational and economic achievement gaps through college access and success.
Lockridge currently serves as the Chief People and Systems Officer for CoorsTek. Prior to CoorsTek she served as senior vice president of human resources in several businesses including Newell Rubbermaid, Western Union, TeleTech, and Colorado Casualty/Liberty Mutual Insurance. Additionally, she has held several human resources leadership positions with Archstone and Accenture. Lockridge holds a Bachelor’s degree in Management from the Wharton Business School at the University of Pennsylvania.
“Joining the board of directors is a special opportunity for me to build the educational and economic future of the city and county of Denver. DSF prepares these young people to be productive contributors of our community, which in turn is helping to fulfill the demand for workers in the fastest growing and in-demand occupational fields in Denver. I am excited to use my passion for the education sector to continue to advance DSF’s impact on the community,” shares Lockridge.
Her appointment comes at a high point in DSF’s 11-year history. The organization’s strategic investment in the community has provided $36 million in scholarships to more than 6,300 low-income graduates of Denver Public Schools who attend Colorado colleges, universities and technical schools. With a unique approach that provides counseling and support services beginning in high school and extending through college completion, DSF Scholars persist in their drive to graduate by a remarkable rate of 76%.
“We are excited to welcome Irma Lockridge to DSF’s Board of Directors,” said Lorii Rabinowitz, Chief Executive Officer for DSF. “She brings such great talent, expertise and energy, and we are very fortunate to have her on our Board as we continue to strengthen our work in the Denver community.”