Gregory Vincent, J.D., Ed.D.

Department of Educational Policy Studies & Evaluation
107 Taylor Education Building
(859) 257-2540


Dr. Gregory Vincent is an acclaimed civil rights attorney and university professor and administrator. He previously served as vice president for diversity and community engagement at The University of Texas at Austin where he also was a professor in the School of Law and in the Department of Higher Education Administration, where he held the W. K. Kellogg Professorship in Community College Leadership. Vincent was named the 2016 Educator of the Year by the University of Pennsylvania and received the Ohio State University Moritz College of Law Distinguished Service Award in 2012. Vincent serves as the 48th Grand Sire Archon for the Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity, the Boulé. He previously served as the 16th President of Hobart and William Smith Colleges, his alma mater. He oversees research, teaching, and service efforts in the areas of educational equity, civil rights, and social justice.