David A. GreeneColby’s 20th President

David A. Greene, an innovative leader in higher education and a champion of the liberal arts, has been named the 20th president of Colby College. Educated at Hamilton and Harvard, Greene has had a distinguished career that has included strategic planning and academic advances at the University of Chicago, Brown University, and Smith College. He will take office at Colby July 1, 2014.


News & Updates

  • Announcing Colby's President-Elect

    To the Colby Community, We are very pleased to announce that the Board of Trustees has unanimously selected David A. Greene to become Colby's 20th president. A native of Worcester, Mass., David is currently Executive Vice President of the University of Chicago. In that role, he has a broad set of responsibilities for university... More >

  • Search Update

    To the Colby Community, I'm writing today to bring you an update on the search for Colby's next president. While recruiting continues, I am pleased to report that the committee is evaluating a number of candidates whose experience and qualities dovetail with Colby's needs. Of course there is a great deal of work before us,... More >

  • Search Update

    On behalf of the Presidential Search Committee, I want to thank the Colby community for participating in the campus forums held over the past few weeks, for taking our online survey, for sharing your nominations of potential candidates, and for the many other ways in which you have communicated with us. The information you shared helped... More >

  • Survey Launched to Gather Feedback

    The Presidential Search Committee has launched a survey to gather feedback that will help it in... More >

  • Campus Forums Planned in April

    The campus-based members of the Presidential Search Committee have scheduled forums for their various constituencies during the first two weeks in April. The forums are intended to be listening sessions at which participants share with their representatives their thoughts about Colby, its attractions for the new president and its... More >