Lloyd Thacker is Founder and Executive Director of the Education Conservancy, a nonprofit organization dedicated to reforming college admission practices. Before that, he spent 30 years in college admissions and counseling. Thacker is the editor of College Unranked and the author of several research studies on college admissions and financial aid. As an advocate, convener, writer, consultant and public speaker, Thacker spearheads collaborative efforts among college presidents and other key stakeholders to improve practices and produce television, print, and Web-based resources. Thacker has been covered by major national and international media and has appeared on CNN, CBS Evening News, NPR, and the Today Show, among others.