Larry L. Luing

Berkeley College Chairman Emeritus

Larry L. Luing inherited his love of education and business from his family, which included several teachers, small business proprietors, and a textbook author. Growing up on a 10-acre farm in rural Iowa, Larry was a young entrepreneur who earned enough from his own businesses to pay for his college education.

Landing a job in the sales department at the Gregg Division of the McGraw-Hill Book Company, Larry was responsible for selling textbooks and other educational materials to business schools around the country. By 1958 he had come to New York as Manager of the Private Business School Department. 

Eventually Larry's connections and expertise brought him to The Berkeley School, which he joined as Vice President of Administration. He immediately began to implement the most successful practices and procedures he had observed while visiting business schools for McGraw-Hill. Thus began a 35-year period of unprecedented growth for the school under Larry’s leadership. In 1969 he became President, and by 1982 he was Chairman of the Board. Through his vision and leadership, The Berkeley School was transformed from a secretarial school for women into a regionally accredited coeducational college awarding Bachelor's and Associate's degrees. Today, Berkeley College serves over 8,700 students from more than 100 countries at eight New York/New Jersey locations and through a global online program.

Since retiring, Larry has authored two books and a study guide and has also traveled extensively. His current residence is in Boca Raton, Florida.

 

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