EPISODE 04

Greg Haile: Breaking the Mold: Innovation in Workforce Training Opportunities
Broward College President, Greg Haile, shares how the Broward UP program was created to better the community through an educated workforce. He discusses how partnership were build with 19 local non-profit organizations, municipalities and businesses to create improved degree programs that better prepare Broward students to successfully enter the workforce.
Broward College President, Greg Haile, shares how the Broward UP program was created to better the community through an educated workforce. He discusses how partnership were build with 19 local non-profit organizations, municipalities and businesses to create improved degree programs that better prepare Broward students to successfully enter the workforce.

About President Haile

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.

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