International Institute for Higher Education Research & Capacity Building

Dr. George Boggs

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 the higher education leadership 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 US National Academy of Sciences 2011 STEM Summit.  He is a past Chair of the Board of the World Federation of Colleges and Polytechnics.  Past board memberships include the American Council on Education, the National Center for Postsecondary Research, the National Science Foundation (NSF), and the Accrediting Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).