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John Joseph Agria, American college official. Recipient resolution of commendation for service City of Alma, l975, Business Association of Year award Pennsylvania-Ohio chapter American Business Women's Association, l987; Woodrow Wilson fellow, 1959-1960, Woodrow Wilson dissertation fellow, 1960-1961.


Agria, John Joseph was born on July 23, 1938 in Mount Vernon, New York, United States. Son of John and Rose (Viola) Agria.


Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, Kalamazoo College, l959; Master of Arts in Constitutional Law, University of Chicago, l96l; Doctor of Philosophy in Political Philosophy, University of Chicago, l966.


Professor political science, academy dean Alma (Michigan) College, 1962-1980. Academy dean Long Island University, Southampton, 1980-1984. Vice president for academy services Thiel College, Greenville, Pennsylvania, 1984-1990.

President University Dubuque (Iowa), since 1990. Retired, 1996

Public policy analyst American Enterprise Institute, Washington, l969-70. Reader United States Department Education, Washington, l985.

Consultant, reader New Jersey Department Education, Trenton, l986. Team associate Middle States Association, New York City, l988-89. Speaker, panelist, presenter in field.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.


Member Alma City Commission, 1970-1975. Board directors Mid-Michigan Action Council, Alma, 1974-1980, Junior Achievement of the Tri-States, 1990, secretary, 1993, Dubuque Chamber of Commerce, 1990-1992, Dubuque History Society, 1991, Dubuque Council for Diversity, 1992. President, board directors Eastern Suffolk School Music, Riverhead, New York, 1982-1984.

Lay leader, chalice bearer St. Clement's Episcopalian Church, Greenville, 1984-1990, member bishop's committee, 1988-1990, diocesan commission on ministry, since 1989. Board directors World Affairs Council Long Island, 1982-1984. Member Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Sigma Alpha.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: photography, sailing, travel, electronics.


Married Mary Ann Metzig, March l5, l975. Children: Shelley, Adriane, Kirsten, Helice.

John Agria

Rose (Viola) Agria

Mary Ann Metzig

Kirsten Agria

Adriane Agria

Helice Agria

Shelley Agria