Broward College named a new president Wednesday, the seventh in the school’s history.
Gregory Haile was unanimously appointed by a five-member trustee board, which cited Haile's knowledge of the community, previous work with the college and passion for education. He is expected to take over his new role in July.
Haile was promoted from his current job as the college’s general counsel and vice president for public policy and government affairs, which he has held for the past seven years.
Haile, an attorney, was chosen out of three finalists who came from a pool of 22 applicants from across the country who wanted the job.
Broward College President David Armstrong,announced his retirement in December 2017.
A first-generation college graduate, Haile received his undergraduate degree from Arizona State University and his Juris Doctor from Columbia University School of Law. He has since taught at Harvard, Miami Dade College and Broward College.
Broward College has campuses in Fort Lauderdale, Davie and Coconut Creek, with more than 5,000 faculty and staff serving 63,000 students a year.