nexus summer programs

Ceo / founder

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Ric Ramsey is currently the Founder/CEO of NEXUS Summer Programs.  NEXUS provides teens with on-campus academic and career development alongside immersive experiences in self-discovery including socio-emotional coping strategies, on leading college campuses throughout America.  

Prior to NEXUS, Ric served as the Executive Director of City Year Philadelphia, where he managed a $9.3M budget with a mix of staff and AmeriCorps volunteers totaling 300. This reading and math support program impacts nearly 12,000 students each year in Philadelphia. 

Between 2002 and 2012, Ric served as President and CEO of the LEAD Program, an internationally-focused youth development organization. Under Ric’s leadership, LEAD Programs expanded to 12 of America’s top business and engineering schools, including the Wharton School of Business in Philadelphia, and California Institute of Technology in Pasadena. Additionally, Ric partnered with Oprah Winfrey to expand the LEAD Program into South Africa, where U.S. students explored careers in business, medicine and engineering alongside students attending the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy in Johannesburg. South Africa. These efforts doubled the annual number of LEAD students served, from 280 to 500+ by 2012.

Ric has served on a variety of Boards including,  Philadelphia Union League’s Youth Works Foundation, National Association of Securities Professional (NASP) Youth Foundation, World Bank Group – U.S. Minorities Diversity Council, and the Deloitte Diversity External Advisory Board. 

A native of Denver, Colorado, Ric graduated from Hampton University in 1987 and received his MBA from the Leonard N. Stern School of Business at New York University in 1999.