Charles R. Middleton
|Charles R. Middleton|
Charles Middleton speaking at a Shimer College event in 2013.
|President of Roosevelt University|
|Preceded by||Theodore Gross|
September 16, 1944 |
|Spouse(s)||Life Partner: Professor John S. Geary|
|Children||Charles C., Kevin A., Kathryn G.|
|Alma mater||Florida State University
|Profession||Academic Administrator and Historian|
He served as Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at the University System of Maryland, Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs at Bowling Green State University, and Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Colorado at Boulder. In 2002 he became the President of Roosevelt University.
He serves on the Board of the American Council on Education and the Federation of Independent Illinois Colleges and Universities. He has also been involved with the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, the Chicago 2016 Olympic Bid Committee, the Chicago Loop Alliance, the Roosevelt Institute, the Center on Halsted, the Chicago Central Area Committee, the Near South Planning Board, the Point Foundation and the Chicago History Museum Community Advisory Council, Rotary One, the Economic Club of Chicago, the Executives' Club, the Commercial Club of Chicago, Equality Illinois, and the Human Rights Campaign. He is a signatory of the Amethyst Initiative.
He is openly gay. In November 2006, Dr. Middleton was elected to the Chicago Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame. In spring 2010 he gave the keynote address at the conference "25 Years After: GLBT in Higher Education" at Texas A&M University, commemorating the 25th anniversary of the legal decision forcing Texas A&M to recognize Gay Student Services as an official student organization.
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