The Honorable Roy Romer joined the College Board as a senior adviser in March 2009. He was Governor of Colorado for three terms, from 1986 to 1998, and was the General Chairman of the Democratic National Party from 1997 to 2000. He also was Chairman of the National Governors Association, the Education Commission of the States, and the National Education Goals Panel. He served as Superintendent of Schools for the Los Angeles Unified School District from 2000 to 2007. In addition, he served the state of Colorado as State Representative, State Senator, Commissioner of Agriculture and State Treasurer. Romer was in private business as the owner/operator of a ski area, a flight school and fixed base operator aircraft. He also was involved in John Deere businesses in several states. Most recently, Romer was Chair of Strong American Schools.
He earned a degree in agricultural economics from Colorado State University and a law degree from the University of Colorado, and studied ethics at Yale University.