Gregory Gray, chancellor of the Riverside (CA) Community College District, has been selected as the next President of the Board of Regents for Higher Education. He will earn $380,000 and preside over the 100,000-student system.
Earlier this week, the Jack Warner, the board’s first choice, turned the job down.
Lewis J. Robinson, chairman of the Board of Regents, had this to say in a statement released this afternoon:
The selection of a new president is great news for our system and most especially, our students. Dr. Gray has the academic credentials and experience to lead our system, is a proven fundraiser, and has first-hand experience in the reorganization of higher education institutions. I believe Dr. Gray will be an enthusiastic and effective advocate on behalf of our institutions in front of the legislature, the governor, and across the state as he works to build partnerships that support student success, learning, and workforce development. I look forward to working with him.