President’s Biography

Since becoming president in 2008, David Horner has provided transformative leadership to The American College of Greece resulting in:

  • 48% increase in total enrollment
  • 700% increase in student financial aid
  • “In-bound” and “out-bound” study abroad programs serving over 2,000 students annually
  • Over 1,100 Greek public university students studying annually in “parallel” at Deree
  • Over 4,000 students and business professionals enrolled annually in Alba graduate business and Executive Education programs
  • Over 1,300 children enrolled in the Deree Sports Academy
  • Over 17,000 children educated annually through the Behrakis Foundation Youth Anti-Smoking Initiative

Previously, Dr. Horner served as president of North Park University (Chicago) from 1987-2004 and Barrington College, his undergraduate alma mater, from 1979-1985. At the time of his Barrington appointment, he was the youngest (age 29) college or university president in the U.S. and led the College into its successful merger with Gordon College (MA). During his North Park presidency, enrollment tripled, major capital projects were completed, and the endowment grew six-fold.

President Horner received a: bachelor’s degree (philosophy), summa cum laude, from Barrington College; MA (philosophy) from the University of Rhode Island; MBA and PhD in higher education administration and policy analysis from Stanford University. Together with his late spouse, S. Sue Horner, he has two grown children and four grandchildren.


Presidential Speeches


Annual Reports

2020 Annual Report
2019 Annual Report
2018 Annual Report
2017 Annual Report
2016 Annual Report

2015 Annual Report
2014 Annual Report


Commencement 2017

Commencement 2016