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 Robert Pura 

POSITION -- Since 2000, President of Greenfield Community College, a public institution located in the rural Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts.

PREVIOUS -- Served as Dean of Academic Affairs, Berkshire Community College; Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs, Massasoit Community College; Chairperson, Division of Health and Human Services, Massasoit Community College; Chairperson, Division of Career Studies, Massasoit Community College; Program Coordinator, Title XX, Massachusetts Board of Regional Community Colleges.

AFFILIATIONS -- Serves on boards: New England Association Schools Colleges (NEASC) Commission on Institutions of Higher Education, Franklin County Chamber of Commerce, Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts, Baystate Health.  Member: Working Group on the Assessment of Student Learning – MA Department of Higher Education, AACC's 21st-Century Initiative-Implementation Team, Rotary Club of Franklin County.

EDUCATION -- Ph.D., Educational Administration, The University of Texas at Austin; (Internship at the Community College of Denver) M.S., Human Resource Administration, St. Thomas University, Miami, FL; B. A., Psychology University of South Florida, Tampa, FL; A.A., Education. Miami Dade Community College, Miami, FL.

OTHER -- Publications: Community College Times, “Community Colleges: Pathway to the American Dream”; Published by the President and Fellows of Harvard College, Co-Author, “Austin Community College”; “Leader as Teacher:  The Role of College Presidents in the Learning Process” (unpublished). Presentations: SCUP:  When Buildings and Values are Aligned; Eaglebrook School Presidents’ Day Annual Dinner – Key Note; MA Community College Leadership Academy, “The Role of the President – A Personal Reflection”; AACC Annual Convention, Introduced Dr. Bill Cosby; Community College Leadership Program, The University of Texas at Austin Visiting Scholar – “The Role of Small Rural Colleges in Building Community”; Governor’s Council on Creative Economies Portland, Maine, “The Role of Community Colleges in Building Creative Economies”; AACC Annual Convention, “Community Colleges Can Build Creative Economies”; Harvard University, “A Policy Level Dialogue: New Options for Higher Education in Latin America:  Lessons from the Community College Experience”; AACC Annual Convention, “When You Are Reaching and They are Digging In”; Administrative Council/Community College of Denver, “Community College Administrators in Stress”; League for Innovation Leadership 2000, Conference session:  “When the Family Goes Back to College”; Drug Education Day, Guest speaker; Women and Stress Conference, Guest speaker; Families and Addictive Behavior Conference, Keynote address; Child Care Education Department Graduation Commencement speaker. Awarded: 2007 Rotarian Vocational Service Award, Franklin County Rotary; 2001 Distinguished Graduate Award, The University of Texas at Austin; 1992 Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, The University of Texas at Austin; 1991-92 Kellogg Fellowship, The University of Texas at Austin.

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