University of Rio Grande

Rio Grande President

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Dr. Barbara Gellman-Danley


Allen Hall, Room 105

Phone: 740.245.7204

Fax: 740.245.5266


Ph.D. - Communication - University of Oklahoma

Master of Business Administration - Oklahoma City University

Master of Library Science - Simmons College

Bachelor of Science - Speech-English Education - Syracuse University

Post Graduate Work:

Cornell University, Executive Leadership Conference, November 1998

New York University, Advanced Professional Certificate, in Information Technology, online graduate certificate program, December 1995

Cornell University, Computer Policy and the Law Program (workshop) 1996

League for Innovation in the Community College, Executive Leadership Institute, 1993

Total Quality Management workshop led by W. Edwards Deming, 1992

Harvard Institute on the Management of Lifelong Education, 1986

Biographical Information:

Dr. Barbara Gellman-Danley is the President of the University of Rio Grande and Rio Grande Community College. Previously, Dr. Gellman-Danley served as Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and System Integration for the Ohio Board of Regents. In this role she was responsible for articulation and transfer within the University System of Ohio, a wide range of academic programs, access programs, Tech Prep, and workforce development.

She previously served nearly ten years as President of Antioch University McGregor located in Yellow Springs, Ohio. Prior to her presidency, Dr. Gellman-Danley served as Vice President for Educational Technology Services at Monroe Community College (MCC) in Rochester, New York. She has fifteen total years working in community colleges in New York and Oklahoma as a member of the faculty, department chair and other administrative positions. Dr. Gellman-Danley spent several years in Oklahoma holding a variety of positions including Vice Chancellor for Educational Outreach of the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education. She also worked in leadership positions in cable television and public broadcasting (programming and marketing).

Dr. Gellman-Danley is a frequent speaker and consultant on issues related to strategic planning, adult learning, distance learning, and the impact of technology on college and university organizational structures.

Professional Affiliations:

National Community College Advisory Council - Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ

Ohio Tuition Trust Authority (529 Plans)

Achievements & Awards:

IT Executive of the Year, 1998, sponsored by Informix Software, Rochester ITEC, the Rochester Business Journal and TSR Consulting. Represents upstate New York information technology leaders from business and non-profit organizations.