Massachusetts Board of Higher Education
Chris Gabrieli is the Chairman of the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education (MA BHE), the CEO of Empower Schools, and a lecturer at Harvard’s Graduate School of Education. He has served as Chair of the MA BHE since being appointed by Governor Charlie Baker in 2015. The BHE is responsible for setting policy and strategic direction for the public higher education system in the state, which includes 29 community college, state university and UMass campuses and serves over 200,000 full-time students. As Chair, he has spearheaded the Early College High School initiative, leading to the creation of a new category of public entity in Massachusetts with designation by a Joint Committee of the Boards of Higher and Elementary & Secondary Education. He lives in Boston, MA.