Current Term Ends: 2021
Committees: Academic & Student Affairs (co-chair), Governance & Compensation/Assessment
Jeff Selingo spent 20 years covering higher education as a journalist, 16 of which at the storied Chronicle of Higher Education. He's the author of three books on the topic, pens a regular column about it for the Washington Post, and travels the globe sharing his thoughts on the subject. He also serves as the special advisor to the president at Arizona State University, and is a visiting scholar at Georgia Tech’s Center for 21st Century Universities.
It's easy to see that higher ed is in Jeff's DNA . . . but why is it so important to him?
"There are more and more people around the world who demand and need higher education," Jeff says. "It is truly the last ticket to a good life and a good job in an increasingly complicated world."
Jeff began his journey in higher education at Ithaca College, and graduated with a bachelor of arts in journalism in 1995. While at IC, he served as editor of the Ithacan, and received the Campus Life Award his senior year. After IC, he attended Johns Hopkins University, graduating with a master in government in 2001.
Jeff's time at IC not only provided him with a crackerjack education, he says it set the foundation for a fulfilling life and a fulfilling career. For him, serving on the board is personal.
"I see it as a way to return all that's been given to me," Jeff says.
Prior to his board service, Jeff maintained his connection to the college by serving on the President's Roundtable and the Ithaca College Alumni Association Board of Directors; he was also instrumental in creating scholarship funds for the Ithacan and for summer interns in Washington, D.C.
Jeff lives in Chevy Chase, Maryland, with his wife, Heather Salko, and their two children.