Gregory L. Geoffroy

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Gregory L. Geoffroy was the 14th president of Iowa State University, from 2001 to 2012. He stepped down from the presidency in 2012 and remains on the Iowa State faculty.

Geoffroy received his BA from the University of Louisville in 1968. He received his PhD in chemistry from California Institute of Technology in 1974. Between receiving his two degrees Geoffroy served from 1969 to 1970 in the United States Navy.

He became an Assistant professor of chemistry at Pennsylvania State University in 1974 retaining that position until 1978, when he advanced to the rank of Associate Professor which he held until 1982 when he became a full professor. In 1988 Geoffroy became the head of the Pennsylvania State Chemistry Department. He only was in this position a year because in 1989 he became dean of the Eberly College of Science at Pennsylvania State. He retained this position until 1997 when he left Pennsylvania State to serve as Senior vice president for academic affairs and provost at the University of Maryland, College Park. Geoffroy remained in this last position until he assumed the presidency of Iowa State.


Academic offices
Preceded by
Martin C. Jischke
President of Iowa State University
Succeeded by
Steven Leath