Board and Staff

Vince Roig

Founding Chairman

As Founding Chairman of the Board of Helios Education Foundation, Vince Roig provides leadership by setting the organizational tone, and overseeing governance and related activities with a focus on mission, direction, priorities and evaluation.  His leadership and lifelong commitment to education has helped Helios Education Foundation emerge as one of the largest foundations focused solely on education in both Arizona and Florida.   

Prior to founding Helios Education Foundation, Vince was the Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer of Southwest Student Services Corporation and its affiliates for over 20 years.  Southwest was a full service provider of student loan products and services to students, families and schools, with a primary focus in Arizona and Florida.  

In addition to his leadership to Helios, Vince is currently Chairman of the Board of College Success Arizona and serves on the Boards of Teach for America National, Stand for Children National, Take Stock in Children, Valley of the Sun United Way and is a member of Greater Phoenix Leadership.  He has previously served on the boards of the Phoenix Aviation Advisory Board, the Phoenix Art Museum, Stand for Children Arizona Advisory Committee, and is a past Chair of Life Teen, International.  He was named the 2014 Hero of Education by the Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation, a 2014 Most Admired Leader by the Phoenix Business Journal, the 2013 Afterschool Champion by the Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence and is a past recipient of the Raul Yzaguirre Community Leadership Award from Valle del Sol. 

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