Jack Sbrega holds an A.B. from Unio n College and a Ph.D. and M.A. in history from Georgetown University. He is the recipient of two Fulbright Scholarships; the first was at the London School of Economics and Political Science. For the second, he traveled to Russia to meet with Russian educators and to speak about the higher education system in the United States with a focus on community colleges. He has published award-winning books and articles on U.S. foreign policy. He has earned several national and regional leadership awards.
As an Air Force pilot and Vietnam Veteran, Dr. Sbrega earned several decorations, including the Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal (17 clusters), and Expeditionary Medal. In 2011, the Veterans Transition House selected Dr. Sbrega as the Veteran of the Year.
His community college career spanned more than 43 years. His experience includes service at community colleges in Virginia (Richmond and Virginia Beach), Rhode Island, and Maryland. For 17 years, Jack was President of Bristol Community College and has earned many prestigious awards. He is now BCC President Emeritus.
Dr. Sbrega is married to Jo-Anne Sbrega, and they have two grown children. He is also the proud grandfather of four grandchildren.