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College president

B. Gresham Riley, American College president.


Riley, B. Gresham was born on June 27, 1938 in Jackson, Mississippi, United States.


Bachelor of Arts, Baylor University, 1960; Master of Arts, Yale University, 1963; Doctor of Philosophy, Yale University, 1965.


Assistant instructor philosophy, Yale University, 1963-1964; from assistant professor to associate professor, New College, 1965-1975; acting provost, New College, 1972-1973; provost, New College, 1973-1975; professor philosophy, dean faculty arts and science, U. Richmond, 1975-1981; president, Colorado College, Colorado Springs, since 1981. Younger scholar fellow National Foundation Arts and Humanities, 1968-1969. Vis.fellow Center Advanced Studies Behavior Science Stanford University, 1968-1969.

Consultant National Endowment for Humanities, since 1971. Member of advisory board Project Gen.Edn. Models, 1978-1981.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.


Trustee Keystone (Colorado) Center, since 1989. Board directors Indiana College Fund of Colorado, since 1981, Indiana Higher Education Colorado, since 1989. Chairman selection committee Colorado Rhodes Scholarship, 1981-1985.

President board trustees, campaign chairman Pikes Peak United Way, 1988. Trustee Keystone (Colorado) Center, since 1989, National Association Indiana Colleges and Universities, since 1989. Member National Association Indiana Colleges and Universities (chair task force on national and community service 1988-1989, member commission on financing higher education 1988-1989, trustee since 1989), American Philosophical Association, Christian Science Peirce Society, Society Values Higher Education, Association American Colleges (oversight committee, project on redefining the meaning and purpose of Baccalaureate degrees 1981-1985), Commission on Women in Higher Education, American Council on Education, North Center Association Association (consultant, evaluator since 1984), Associate Colleges Midwest (board directors since 1981).


Married; 2 children.