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RICHARD F. CELESTE

EDUCATION

Yale University 1969
Carnegie Teaching Fellow in History
Yale University 1962
Began Master of Arts in Teaching
Oxford University/Exeter College, Oxford , England 1961-1962
Rhodes Scholar Conducted research for BPhil
Yale University 1959
Scholar of the House, BA History, Magna Cum Laude
Lakewood High School 1955

POSITIONS HELD

President, The Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO (2002-Present)
US Ambassador to India, New Delhi (1997-2001)
Managing Partner, Celeste and Sabety Ltd. An Economic Development Consultancy.
Columbus/Cleveland, OH (1991-1997)
Governor, Columbus, OH (1982-1990)
Instructor, Urban Economics, John Carroll University, Cleveland, OH (1981 part time)
Director of US Peace Corps, Washington, DC (1979-1981)
Lieutenant Governor, Columbus, OH (1974-1978)
State Representative, Columbus, OH (1970-1974)
Officer with National Housing Consultants, Cleveland, OH (1967-1974)
Executive Assistant to US Ambassador to India, New Delhi (1963-1967)
Staff Liaison Officer, US Peace Corps, Washington, DC (January to June, 1963)

BOARD SERVICE

NAICU, Board Member (2006-present)
The Sports Corp, Board Member (2005-present)
American Council on Education, Board Member (2004-present)
Pacific Council on International Policy Task Force for Study on India, Co-chair (2003-present)
Colorado Festival of World Theatre, Advisory Board Member (2003-present)
Independent Strategic Assessment Group-Northern Command, Board Member (2003-present)
Cibernet, Washington, DC Director (2001-2002)
BP Oil, Cleveland, OH Member of North American Advisory Board (1994-1997)
Republic Engineered Steels, Massillon, OH Director (1994-1997)
Navistar International, Chicago, IL Director (1993-1997)
HealthSouth Rehabilitation Corp., Birmingham, AL Director (1992-1997)

COMMUNITY SERVICE

!magine Downtown, Co-chair (2005-2006)
NCAA Presidential Task Force on the Future of Intercollegiate Athletics (2005-present)
Colorado Economics Future Panel, Member (2004-2005)
National Academies Critical Infrastructure Roundtable, Chair (2004-2005)
Forum for Civic Engagement/El Pomar Foundation, Co-chair (2004-2005)
Colorado Springs Downtown Partnership, Board Member (2003-present)
Colorado Forum, Denver, CO (2002 to present)
Air Force Academy Foundation, Colorado Springs, CO (2002 to present)
The Hundred Club of Colorado Springs, Colorado Springs, CO (2002 to present)
Health Effects Institute, Chair Board of Trustees (Elected April 2001 to succeed Archibald Cox)
American Academy for the Advancement of Science, Chair Advisory Board (1996-1997)
Carnegie Corporation of New York, Board Member (1994-1997)
Carnegie Commission on Science, Technology and Government Task Force on Science,
Technology and the States, Chair (1993-1994)
Secretary of Energy Advisory Board, Member (1994-1997)
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Chair Advisory Board, (1994-1997)
Government-University-Industry Research Roundtable (Chair 1993- 1997; Member 1989-1997)
The Leadership Institute, University of Southern California, Member Advisory Board (1992-1997)
Youth Service America, Board Member (1992-1996)
AFS Intercultural Programs, Board Member (1992-1997)
Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Member Advisory Board, (1992-1994)
Habitat for Humanity International, Board Member (1991-1997)
National Governors Association Committee on Science and Technology, Chair (1988-1990)
Great Lakes Governors Association, Member and Chair
Midwest Governors Association, Member and Chair
White House Conference on Aging, Delegate (1971)
Citizens Revolt Against Substandard Housing, President (1968-1971)
National Methodist Student Movement, President (1959-1960)

MEMBERSHIPS

Morys, New Haven, CT
The Elizabethan Club, New Haven, CT
Council on Foreign Relations, New York

HONORS

Delta Sigma Rho-Tau Kappa Alpha 2006 Speaker of the Year
National Academies lifetime National Associate
Visiting Fellow in Public Policy, Case Western Reserve University (1995-1997)
Numerous honors from Ohio and National Organizations
Named Childrens Governor by the Childrens Defense Fund (1987)
Rhodes Scholar (1960)
Hatch Prize, Yale University (1959)
Phi Beta Kappa

PERSONAL

Married to Jacqueline Lundquist. Son Sam is eight. Six grown children.