Board of Trustees

Daniel Greenstein, Board Trustee

Daniel Greenstein


  • CEO, Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education


  • PhD Social Studies from Oxford University, Oxford England
  • London School of Economics, London England
  • BA in History, University of Pennsylvania
  • MA in History, University of Pennsylvania

About Daniel Greenstein

Daniel Greenstein is the CEO of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, the state’s public university system serving around 90,000 students, and leading a redesign focused on expanding opportunities for all while meeting the state’s workforce development needs. Greenstein has nearly 30 years’ experience strengthening universities as a bridge to opportunity for all students, deepening their community engagement, and fostering research excellence. He has a track record in design and implementation of innovative education and business models that improve student outcomes and sustain institutions financially in the face of potentially disruptive technological, economic, demographic, political, and other long-range trends.

Before his current position, Greenstein was director of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s postsecondary success strategy and vice provost for Academic Planning and Programs for the University of California. He has also worked in higher education in Glasgow, Scotland, and London, England.

Greenstein has experience in advising, consulting, planning, board membership, and related roles with universities and colleges, federal and state agencies, higher education and cultural heritage associations, and with vendors, service providers, and philanthropic and other investors who work in the general area in the U.S. and Europe. He is a professional historian by training.