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Dorsey Hopson


Organization: City Fund

Dorsey Hopson is a Partner at City Fund. Before joining City Fund, he served as General Counsel for several school districts. He also worked as a healthcare executive and was the Superintendent of the Memphis-Shelby County Schools, Tennessee’s largest school district. During his tenure as superintendent, Dorsey presided over the largest school merger in US history. He and his team also worked to improve student outcomes for all students and prioritized improving chronically underperforming schools. Dorsey received his Bachelor of Arts (with honors) from the University of Memphis. He then attended Georgia State University College of Law, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude.

Dorsey has a deep passion for education, student equity, and the law. He firmly believes that every child can learn and that education is the equalizer. Dorsey enjoys spending time with his family, watching sports, and playing golf in his spare time.