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About Bob Pura

Former President of Greenfield Community College (retired)

Bob joined the ILI board in October 2018 after 40 years as a teacher and administrator in the MA community college system, including 17½ years as president of Greenfield Community College (GCC). Highlights of his time at GCC include creation of the testing, wellness, advising, and veteran’s centers as well as the GCC Food Pantry and Senior Symposia. He worked with former Congressman John Olver and community leaders to develop the GCC sustainable energy, creative economy, health care, and manufacturing initiatives and oversaw extensive building renovations to the campus.

Under Bob’s leadership, the GCC endowment rose to more than $5 million, while the GCC Foundation raised $14 million and has awarded hundreds of scholarships over several years.

The son of an immigrant and the first in his family to attend college, Bob earned his A.A. at Miami Dade Community College, B.A. at the University of South Florida, M.S. from St. Thomas University (Miami), and Ph.D. in Educational Administration from the University of Texas in Austin.