Greg Ebner, Ph.D.


Dr. Greg Ebner arrived to RI OPC with a broad background in higher education administration. A retired brigadier general of the United States Army, Dr. Ebner served on the Academic Board of the United States Military Academy, West Point, where he also led a team of 60 faculty members as the head of the Department of Foreign Languages. Most recently, he taught undergraduate students in the classroom at the University of Rhode Island during the 2022-2023 academic year.

A champion of students and educators alike, Dr. Ebner has devoted his academic career to helping all reach their full potential. As Rhode Island explores pathways to develop and sustain a successful workforce in a changing landscape, he remains dedicated to directing efforts to use higher education as a tool to improve the lives of all Rhode Islanders. As assistant commissioner, he has direct oversight of the education financial strategy and public investment in postsecondary education to include Rhode Island Reconnect. He is also responsible for budgeting, expenditure control, strategic financial planning, and academic program evaluation within the Office of the Postsecondary Commissioner.

Ebner earned his doctorate degree from the University of Texas at Austin and a master’s degree from the University of Michigan. He graduated from the Defense Language Institute in California and earned a bachelor of science degree in aerospace engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point. In addition to teaching at the undergraduate level, Dr. Ebner led West Point’s department of eight world languages as well as the ESL program for international students where his professional efforts centered on faculty development and student success across multiple pillars. Additionally, he orchestrated lasting academic institutional governing efforts and served on the undergraduate admissions committee.

Greg Ebner
Senior Staff
Assistant Commissioner, Academics & Student Affairs