GREGORY ADAM HAILE, J.D.

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Gregory Adam Haile, J.D.
President

Gregory Adam Haile is the seventh president of Broward College. He assumed the role on July 1, 2018. Broward College serves 63,000 students with approximately 5,000 colleagues. The institution is part of the Florida College System and was named a Top Ten finalist for the prestigious Aspen Prize for the years 2013, 2017, 2019, and 2021. Since becoming Broward College’s President, the College has significantly expanded its business model. Broward College has added more than 15 new education locations (via no-cost facilities partnerships) into the heart of the communities with the highest unemployment rates, lowest post-secondary attainment rates, but Unlimited Potential. The business model expansion is known as Broward UP. In addition, Broward College has transformed its financial model by embracing a priority-based budgeting framework (with decision-making grounded in the evidenced based returns to the students and to the community) and deploys monetization strategies to drive private sector resources to the College. Further, the College has materially advanced its culture of collaboration, as exemplified by the adoption of Shared Governance Principles and Practices. All while ensuring that the success of all students remains primary.

He has served in over 40 board or committee capacities and in over 20 Chair or Vice-Chair capacities. He currently serves on the boards of Leadership Florida, the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, BBX Capital, the Florida Chamber, Pace Center for Girls, the Broward Workshop, the United Way of Broward County, the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance, he is a member of the Orange Bowl Committee and the Council of Foreign Relations. He has also twice received appointments by Governor Ron DeSantis: first, to the Department of Education Career and Technical Education Advisory Committee, and second, to the Re-Open Florida Task Force.

As an educator, Mr. Haile takes time annually to teach a self-designed 4-credit course in Higher Education Law and Policy at Harvard University (Summer School). He previously served as an adjunct professor with Broward College, teaching Business Law and Ethics, and with Miami Dade College, teaching Business Law. He has received dozens of recognitions for his leadership, service, and excellence in his profession. He routinely serves as a keynote speaker, primarily speaking on the transformational power of higher education.

Mr. Haile was educated at the Columbia University School of Law, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and served as the Editor-in-Chief of the National Black Law Journal and as an Editor of the Journal on Gender and Law. He received his bachelor’s degree from Arizona State University, where he graduated magna cum laude and received the Most Outstanding Graduate award in his college. He received an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Nova Southeastern University, and is also a fellow of the Vanderbilt University Higher Education Management Institute.

Local, State, and National Board and Committee Leadership

  • Broward Workshop, Board Member
  • Florida Chamber of Commerce
  • Florida Chamber Foundation, Board Member
  • Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance, Board Member
  • Leadership Florida, Immediate Past Chair
  • Orange Bowl Committee, Board Member
  • Pace Center for Girls, Board Member
  • United Way of Broward County, Board Member

  • Chair of the Board, 2-1-1 Broward
  • Chair, Florida College System Chancellor’s Leadership Executive Alumni Group
  • Chair, Free the Slaves (D.C. Based, Worldwide Anti Human Trafficking Advocacy and Service Organization)
  • Chair, The Seventeenth Circuit's Grievance Committee 17F
  • Co-President and Co-Founder, Arizona State University Alumni Group of Florida
  • President, Promise of Progress
  • President, T.J. Reddick Bar Association (Broward County’s African American Bar Association)
  • Vice President, Broward Days
  • Vice President, Jack and Jill Children’s Center
  • Founding Committee Member, Ghost Light Society, Broward Center for the Performing Arts 
  • Member, Higher Education Committee of 50 (“Forward 50”), Supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (1 of 50 higher education leaders nationally selected by the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators to increase access, affordability, transparency, and accountability) 
  • Board Member, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Broward County
  • Board Member, Broward County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
  • Board Member, Business for the Arts
  • Board Member, Council for Educational Change
  • Board Member, Florida Bar, Young Lawyers Division
  • Board Member, Paradise Education Foundation 
  • Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber, Board Member
  • Winterfest Boat Parade, Board Member

  • Tripp Scott Diversity Champion Award, Urban League, (2019)
  • Inaugural Community Pioneer Honoree, Stranahan House, (2019)
  • Champions of Children Award, HANDY (Helping Abused Neglected Disadvantaged Youth), (2019)
  • “South Florida’s Power Leaders 250,” South Florida Business Journal, (2019)
  • Profiles in Leadership Honoree, Leadership Broward, (2018)
  • Up & Comer Award Winner, Education Category, South Florida Business and Wealth Magazine, (2016)    
  • South Florida’s 50 Most Powerful and Influential Black Professionals in Business and Industry, Legacy South Florida Magazine, (2015)    
  • Powers for Good feature, City and Shore Magazine, (2014)    
  • Top Government & Non-Profit Attorneys, Florida Trend Legal Elite, (2014)
  • Rising Star, Daily Business Review, (2013)
  • Making Real Connections Honoree, 2-1-1 Broward, (2013)
  • 40 Under 40, South Florida Business Journal, (2012)
  • Rising Star, Florida’s Super Lawyers, (2011)
  • Rising Star, Florida’s Super Lawyers, (2010)
  • Up and Comer, South Florida Legal Guide, (2010) 
  • South Florida’s 100 Most Accomplished Blacks in Healthcare and Law, ICABA, (2009)
  • The 40 Under 40, Gold Coast Magazine, (November 2009) (inaugural edition)
  • Up and Comer, South Florida Legal Guide, (2009)
  • Rising Star, Florida’s Super Lawyers, (2009)
  • 40 Under 40, Success South Florida Magazine, (2008)
  • Up & Comer Award Winner, Legal Category, South Florida Business Journal, (2008)
  • Up and Comer, Florida Trend Legal Elite, (2008)
  • GenNext Momentum Award Winner, Urban League of Broward County, (2008) – inaugural winner
  • Prominent South Floridian, Gold Coast Magazine, (2007)