About Us

Jayne Gibson 

Director, Austin Aspires

​​​​​​​​Austin Aspires

Board of Directors

Educational Excellence form Cradle to Career Austin Aspires. Austin, MN​

Austin Aspires is an independent 501(c) 3 non profit organization, created by the Vision 2020 Education Leaders committee, launching in 2014 to improve educational outcomes for all students in Austin. 

Austin Aspires is directed by a board of community volunteers and funded by Hormel Foods Corporation, The Hormel Foundation and Mayo Clinic Health System - Albert Lea Austin. 

The Austin Public Schools, Pacelli Catholic Schools and Riverland Community College are participating partners in Austin Aspires.​

Austin Aspires


    Gema Alvarado - Vice President

    John Engelstad - Assistant


    LeeAnn Ettinger - Director

    Jana Haynes - Secretary-              Treasurer

   Shelley King - Director

    Chad Sayles - President​​

​    Jill Hart - Director