President Gregory Adam Haile

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Gregory Adam Haile 

Gregory Adam Haile is the seventh president of Broward College. He assumed the role on July 1, 2018. Prior to his appointment, President Haile served as the General Counsel and Vice President for Public Policy and Government Affairs for Broward College from September 2011 to June 2018.  Prior to joining Broward College, he was a corporate litigator.  

Gregory Haile is a public servant, community leader, and an accomplished educator. He has championed his community by serving on over 35 board or committee capacities and in over 20 Chair/President or Vice-Chair/President positions. Further, he and his family routinely volunteer their time to serve local charities and communities. He has also received dozens of recognitions for his leadership, service, and excellence in his profession.  He routinely serves as a keynote speaker at events, primarily speaking on the transformational power of higher education.

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 (self-designed).

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 Doctor 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, 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)