Dr. Gregory L. Geoffroy Elected Chairman of Ashford University Board of Trustees

Former Iowa State University President's tenure on Ashford board began in October

SAN DIEGO, Nov. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- On October 25, Dr. Gregory L. Geoffroy became the newest member of the Ashford University Board of Trustees and, on November 2,  the board voted to elect Dr. Geoffroy as its chair elect. He will assume the chairmanship in March of 2013.

Dr. Geoffroy brings a distinguished career in higher education to the Ashford Board of Trustees. He is president emeritus at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa, where he currently serves as professor of chemistry and where he spent the previous ten years as the institution's president. During Dr. Geoffroy's tenure as president, Iowa State University expanded student diversity, saw major improvements to campus infrastructure, and added the Bioeconomy Institute.

From 1997 until 2001, Dr. Geoffroy served as the senior vice president for academic affairs and provost at University of Maryland in College Park, Md. Previously; he was at the Pennsylvania State University, serving in a variety of roles from 1974 through 1997, including dean of the Eberly College of Science and head of the Chemistry department.

"Dr. Geoffroy's career-long focus on retaining top faculty to provide high quality education to students aligns with Ashford's long-term vision," said Dr. Richard Pattenaude, president of Ashford University. "We are pleased to welcome Dr. Geoffroy to the Ashford Board of Trustees and we look forward to his insightful leadership."

About Ashford University
Ashford University is defining the modern college experience by combining the heritage of a traditional campus with the flexibility and effectiveness of online learning. The University provides a vibrant learning community where high-quality programs and leading-edge technology create a dynamic, immersive and stimulating learning experience. Ashford University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association (www.ncahlc.org). The University offers practical and progressive associate's, bachelor's and master's degree programs online, as well as bachelor's degree programs at its Clinton, Iowa, campus. Ashford University – where heritage meets innovation. For more information, please visit www.ashford.edu or call Shari Rodriguez, associate vice president of Public Relations, at 858.513.9240 x2513.

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