Dr. Richard Ferguson

CEO and Board Chairman of ACT

Dr. Richard Ferguson was CEO of ACT, the premier non-profit educational testing and research organization, from 1988 to 2010. Following his 38-year career at ACT, Dr. Ferguson joined Academic Partnerships, a Dallas-based company committed to helping the nation’s state universities to increase access by utilizing technology-based delivery of higher education instruction. During his years at ACT, Dr. Ferguson presided over the development of research-based college readiness and workforce programs that are used annually by millions of individuals and thousands of educational institutions, agencies, and corporations. His long career in education has included faculty appointments in the graduate colleges of the University of Pittsburgh and the University of Iowa.