Peter Gregory, front right, with the 2021-2022 cohort of Hubert H. Humphrey Fellows.

Cornell Humphrey program director Peter Gregory to retire

Peter Gregory, who for more than a decade supported cadres of international leaders through Cornell’s Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program, has announced his retirement. He plans to retire June 30 from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) where he has served as a noted educator, researcher and administrator since 2001.

Gregory, who holds a Ph.D. in biochemistry from King’s College in London, took over the directorship of Cornell’s Humphrey program in 2012. Administered by the U.S. State Department and organized through the Institute of International Education, the Humphrey program trains mid-career professionals from countries with developing and emerging economies across 13 university campuses in the United States. Cornell’s program, which is based in the Department of Global Development, focuses on agriculture, rural development and natural resource management.

Gregory said he is motivated by the belief that improved understanding between the Fellows and Americans catalyzes improved lives and trust worldwide. During his tenure 114 Fellows from 64 different countries completed the program under his leadership.

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Matt Hayes is director for communications for Global Development in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

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