Helen Ackerman

Chair of Board

Helen was born in Australia and immigrated to the U.S. when she was 25 years old. She earned a BA at the University of Western Australia and an MA at George Mason University. As a public relations professional, Helen held the position of Vice President of University Relations at George Mason, Virginia’s largest university, for 14 years.

Why do you help students?

For me, access to higher education is a human right. It’s one vital way to give people a chance to give their lives a new direction, however difficult their circumstances. With our help and support, USJ students can go to college and fulfill their dreams.