New College President


With great pleasure we announce that, effective September 1, 2017, Mr. Richard Lee Jackson has assumed the Presidency of Athens College – Psychico College – “J.M. Carras” Kindergarten, succeeding Professor Spiro Pollalis who departed upon the conclusion of a seven-year term.


Richard Jackson earned his degrees at Princeton University (AB) and Tufts University (Master’s in International Relations - Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy).

For 30 years he pursued a diplomatic career that involved US representation in various sectors and in many countries around the world.  During the period 1972-1977, he served in Greece as Consul General in Thessaloniki and as Commercial Attaché of the American Embassy in Athens.

His active involvement in the realm of education unfolded in the 1990s (Executive Director for Diplomatic Studies & Training, Dean of Area Studies - Foreign Service Institute, etc.).

In 1999, upon the fulfillment of his diplomatic career, he was appointed President of Anatolia College and the American College of Thessaloniki-ACT in Greece, offering his services for 11 consecutive years.  In 2009, he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Humanities from ACT.  His involvement with educational issues had a broader dimension as President of the Association of American International Colleges & Universities, and other similar posts.

Mr. Jackson is the author of three books and several studies and articles, relating to, among other topics, education.

On behalf of the entire College community, we congratulate Richard Jackson and wish him every success in his endeavors.


The Board of Directors
of the
Hellenic-American Educational Foundation
and the
Board of Trustees