Board of Trustees Chairman
About George Campbell Jr., Ph.D.
Dr. Campbell, a physicist, served as president of The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art from July 2000 until his retirement in June 2011, after which he was appointed President Emeritus. Founded in 1859, Cooper Union is an all honors college ranked among the nation's top baccalaureate colleges by U.S. News and World Report, offering degrees in architecture, engineering and fine arts. As at Webb Institute, all admitted students receive a full-tuition scholarship. Dr. Campbell spent his early career at AT&T’s prestigious Bell Laboratories, where he held various R&D and management positions. He later served as President and CEO of NACME Inc., a non-profit organization focused on engineering and science education and science and technology policy. Dr. Campbell is a Director of Consolidated Edison, Inc., Barnes and Noble Inc., and the Mitre Corporation. He serves as a Trustee of the United States Naval Academy Foundation, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Montefiore Medical Center, and the Institute of International Education. His public service has included membership on the Morella Commission of the U.S. Congress and the U.S. Secretary of Energy Board. A former Simon Guggenheim Scholar, Dr. Campbell earned his Ph.D. in theoretical physics from Syracuse University and a B.S. in physics from Drexel University. Among his awards are the George Arents Pioneer Medal in Physics and several honorary doctorates. Dr. Campbell joined the Board of Trustees of Webb Institute in 2011.
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