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Chair Emeriti

Arthur J. Gregg profile

Arthur J. Gregg

Title:

Lt. General, U.S. Army (Ret.)

Education:

BS in Business Administration, summa cum laude, Saint Benedict College

Service:

Trustee, 1998-2007
Chair, 1998-2004

Arthur Gregg

Arthur J. Gregg has more than 44 years of professional experience, having held senior-level management and command positions in the military and industry. Currently retired from active management, he maintains a busy schedule as a member of several corporate and academic boards, serving as chair of three of them. Most recently he served as president, James Martin Government Intelligence Inc., an information technology firm providing senior-level consulting services to law enforcement, intelligence, and defense agencies. He also has served as executive vice president and chief operating officer for Steeltech Manufacturing Inc. and for American Coastal Industries Inc., as vice president and general manager for Cox Cable, and as an independent consultant engaged in general management and cable television services. Following a distinguished career in the military, Gregg retired from active duty with the U.S. Army in 1981, serving then as the Army's deputy chief of staff for logistics in Washington, DC.

A graduate of Saint Benedict College in Atchison, Kansas, with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, summa cum laude, Gregg completed graduate-level studies at the Army War College and the Command and General Staff College. He also attended the concentrated Executive Program in National Security at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government.

Joshua L. Smith profile

Joshua L. Smith

Title:

Professor and Director, Program in Higher Education and Center for Urban Community College Leadership (Ret.)
New York University, School of Education

Education:

BA, Boston University
MA in Teaching, Harvard University
EdD, Harvard University

Service:

Trustee, 1998-2007
Chair, 2005-2007

Josh Smith

A prominent leader in higher education, Joshua L. Smith was a professor and director of the Program in Higher Education and Center for Urban Community College Leadership, School of Education, New York University until 2000. In 2002, he was appointed Emeritus Professor of Higher Education. Smith has served as chancellor of the California Community Colleges, president of the Borough of Manhattan Community College of the City University of New York, dean of the School of Education for the City College of New York, and president of Brookdale Community College in Lincroft, New Jersey. He was also a program officer for the Ford Foundation in the development of new educational administrative programs at top universities across the country.

Smith has been chairman of the board of directors for the American Association of Community and Junior Colleges, president and chairman of the board of the National Humanities Faculty, and an active participant in the American Association of School Administrators