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Dr. Gregory O'Brien
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Dr. Gregory O’Brien brings over 45 years of higher education leadership to ITU, having previously served in leadership roles at universities across the country.

Prior to joining ITU, he served as the Distinguished President Emeritus of the 19 campus Argosy University System, Chancellor of the University of New Orleans, Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs at the University of South Florida, Provost of the University of Michigan – Flint, and Dean of the School of Social Welfare at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee.

As a board member, Dr. O’Brien has served as Vice Chair of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation, Chairman of the Board at the National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges, and Chair of the NCAA Presidents Commission.


He received a PhD and Master’s degree in Social Psychology from Boston University, earned his BA, with honors, from Lehigh University, and was awarded honorary degrees from Lehigh University and Western State University College of Law. Dr. O’Brien also received the US Navy’s Meritorious Service Award for his time in the armed services.