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Dr. George R. Boggs

Co-Principal Investigator

George R. Boggs is President and CEO Emeritus of the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) and Superintendent/President Emeritus of Palomar College in San Marcos, California.  He continues to be an active consultant, teacher, author, and speaker.  He is the author of more than 100 articles, books, and chapters on various aspects of higher education. He currently teaches classes in emerging higher education issues in the doctoral programs at San Diego State University and Kansas State University and is a guest lecturer in programs at several other universities.

Dr. Boggs holds a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from The Ohio State University, a master’s degree in chemistry from the University of California at Santa Barbara, and a Ph.D. in educational administration from The University of Texas at Austin.

Dr. Boggs serves as Chair of the Phi Theta Kappa International Student Honor Society Board.  He chaired the Organizing Committee for the December 2011 STEM Summit sponsored by the National Academy of Sciences.  He is a past Chair of the Board of the World Federation of Colleges and Polytechnics and consults internationally.  Over his career, Dr. Boggs has served on many boards, commissions, and committees, including the National Academy of Sciences Board on Science Education, the American Council on Education, the Education Testing Service (ETS), the National Center for Postsecondary Research, the National Center for Community College Student Engagement, the National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Science Board’s Commission on 21st Century STEM Education, the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), the Accrediting Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET), the Community College League of California, the Washington Higher Education Secretariat,  the Campaign for College Opportunity, and the American Association of Community Colleges, serving as Board Chair in 1993/94.

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