Ibert Schultz is the Executive Director of Black College Success, a college-access and career success initiative dedicated to increasing opportunities for African American students in South Los Angeles through higher education.
Schultz brings more than a decade of experience from the public and private sectors to this initiative. Previously, he has held senior roles at the Los Angeles City Council and Los Angeles Board of Supervisors where he focused on a diversity of policy issues and strategic matters. Schultz has also worked at a fast-growing venture-backed Silicon Beach start-up.
After beginning his career as an associate at Hughes, Hubbard & Reed LLP in New York, Schultz served in the Obama Administration at The White House, United States Department of Homeland Security, and the United States Department of Transportation.
He received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Michigan Law School and Bachelor of Arts from Morehouse College where he graduated cum laude. He is a returned Peace Corps Volunteer, serving in Nicaragua, Central America.
An avid art collector and consumer of culture, he leads and lives by the principle of “empowerment through academic opportunity.”