Boggs, Dr. George


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 emerging higher education issues in doctoral programs at San Diego State University and National American University.

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 led the Vision Task Force at Palomar College that produced the 1991 Vision Statement that started the Learning College movement, marking the beginning of higher education’s concern about learning outcomes and their measurement.

Dr. Boggs serves as Chair of the Phi Theta Kappa International Student Honor Society Board. He chaired the Organizing Committee for the December 2011 STEM Summit sponsored by the National Academy of Sciences. He is a past Chair of the Board of the World Federation of Colleges and Polytechnics and consults internationally. Over his career, Dr. Boggs has served on many boards, commissions, and committees, including the National Academy of Sciences Board on Science Education, the American Council on Education, the Education Testing Service (ETS), the National Center for Postsecondary Research, the National Center for Community College Student Engagement, the National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Science Board’s Commission on 21st Century STEM Education, the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), the Accrediting Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET), the Community College League of California, the Washington Higher Education Secretariat, and the American Association of Community Colleges, serving as Board Chair in 1993/94.

Dr. Boggs has been recognized by the American Association of Community Colleges with its 2016 Leadership Award and the Public Broadcasting System with its Terry O’Banion Prize for Teaching and Learning for “triggering the most significant educational movement of the past decade.” He is a Distinguished Graduate of The University of Texas. Dr. Boggs has been recognized by the Chair Academy, the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD), the Association of California Community College Administrators, the Association of Community College Trustees, the Society for College and University Planning, the National Council on Marketing and Public Relations, the National Council for Research and Planning (NCRP), NASPA Student Affairs Administrators, the San Marcos Chamber of Commerce, the City of Vista, the County of San Diego, and the United States Congress. Dr. Boggs is listed in Who’s Who in America and six other Who’s Who directories.