Mark Roosevelt

Born 1955

Mark Roosevelt has been since January 2011 the President of Antioch College. He was previously the superintendent of the Pittsburgh Public Schools, the second largest school district in Pennsylvania, until December 31, 2010.. He is also a former state legislator of Massachusetts.… Read More

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1955 Birth Born on December 10, 1955.


1977 21 Years Old In 1977, Roosevelt served as campaign manager for the late John O'Bryant, the first black man elected to Boston's school board.


1986 30 Years Old He served in the Massachusetts General Court from 1986 to 1994.
1990 34 Years Old In 1990, he was appointed Chairman of the legislature’s Education Committee, where he was the co-author and chief sponsor of the Education Reform Act of 1993. … Read More
1994 38 Years Old In 1994, Roosevelt was the Democratic nominee for Governor of Massachusetts and lost the final election to the Republican incumbent, William Weld. … Read More


2003 47 Years Old A graduate of the 2003 Broad Superintendents Academy, Roosevelt was appointed on August 3, 2005, to the position of Pittsburgh Public Schools (PPS) superintendent. … Read More


2007 51 Years Old In 2007, Roosevelt founded The Pittsburgh Promise and secured a $100-million challenge grant from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. … Read More
2010 54 Years Old 1 More Event
In October 2010 he became a finalist for the position of President of Antioch College.
2011 55 Years Old 1 More Event
…  He was the President of Antioch College from January 2011 to December 2015 and superintendent of the Pittsburgh Public Schools, the second largest school district in Pennsylvania, until December 31, 2010. … Read More
2013 57 Years Old He negotiated an agreement between the College and Antioch University—finalized in July 2013—that eliminated any future claims of the university to Antioch College’s campus or endowment.
2014 58 Years Old He is married to Dorothy, the former project lead on Antioch College's Wellness Center, which opened to the public on September 6, 2014. Prior to Antioch College, Dorothy worked at Project Zero at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and as a yoga instructor. They married in January 2005 and have a daughter, Juliana. … Read More
2015 59 Years Old On May 5, 2015, Roosevelt announced his departure from Antioch by the end of the year.


Mark Roosevelt is the seventh president of the Santa Fe campus of St. John's College, which also has a campus in Annapolis, Maryland. He took office on January 1, 2016.
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