Chancellor Emeritus, California State University President and Chief Executive Officer, J. Paul Getty Trust (Ret.) President, Cotsen Foundation for the Art of Teaching Vice Chair, Broad Center Board of Directors
Barry is deeply proud of serving as a founding board member for EnCorps and continues to believe that this program can make a vital difference to the future of our teaching profession, as well as the students our graduates serve. He has recently been selected as Chair-Elect for the San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance.
Previously, Barry served as President and CEO of the J. Paul Getty Trust from 1997 to 2006 and was responsible for the investment portfolio, two museums (Brentwood and Malibu), the Conservation and Research Institutes, the philanthropic foundation, and all education outreach programs. From 1991 to 1997, he served as Chancellor of the California State University (CSU) – a twenty-three-campus system which is the largest senior university in the United States. Prior to that role, Barry was Vice Chairman of the publicly held company (MAXXAM) where he was involved for a decade in their natural resource activity, as well as timber, banking, energy and real estate. During the past decades, he served as a Trustee of Princeton University, the Seattle Art Museum, and the Courtauld Institute in London, as well as a corporate director at SunAmerica, Sallie Mae and Kaufman & Broad.
Barry received a Bachelor’s degree in Classics and Comparative Literature from Brooklyn College, and received a Masters and a Ph.D. from Princeton University. Barry is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and holds honorary degrees from Whittier College, Claremont University, the California State University, the University of Southern California, Notre Dame and the University of Edinburgh.