Attorney Gregory Haile, who has served as the 7th President of Boward College in Florida since 2018 has abruptly resigned, giving the Board a required 120 day notice. Broward College is the 4th largest community college in the country and it has been recognized as one of the top ten community colleges and serves approximately 55,000 students. The Board has asked President Haile to reconsider but it is not clear whether he will. Haile, a well liked and well respected President, resigned following the appointment of three new board members in the last six months by Governor DeSantis. In his resignation letter Haile noted that the entire Board is relatively new with no member having served a full term and that although he has not been asked to step down, he states his belief that it is time for a transition.
As reported in the media, with higher education leadership in Florida becoming more political, it is unclear whether this has motivated President Haile to leave at this time.
Prior to being appointed President, Haile served as the General Counsel and Vice President of Public Policy and Government Affairs at Broward from 2011 to 2018. He was previously in private practice as a corporate litigator with several national law firms.
Haile earned his JD from Columbia University School of Law.