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

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

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

PR Newswire

SAN DIEGO, Nov. 5, 2012

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

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

Contact: Shari Rodriguez, Associate Vice President of Public Relations
858.513.9240 x2513 · shari.rodriguez@ashford.edu

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