Dr Jonathan Daube was the President of the Manchester Community College, Connecticut's largest community college, from 1987 until his retirement in June 2008. Before that, he was President of Berkshire Community College in Pittsfield, Western Massachusetts, for nine years.
Born in Cambridge, England, in 1937, he attended Aberdeen Grammar School (1951-1953) before entering the University of Aberdeen at the age of fifteen. He graduated in English at nineteen, and went on to the Institute of Education at the University of London.
After two years as a teacher at Watford Boys' Grammar School and three years at The Manchester (UK) Grammar School, Dr. Daube moved to the United States in 1963, and earned his doctorate from Harvard University. He subsequently spent two years teaching at the University of Malawi in southern Africa.
Dr. Daube has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Association of American Colleges and Universities, and has served as a visiting member of the editorial board of the Hartford Courant, America's oldest continually published newspaper. He has also served as a member of the Board of Electors of the Wadsworth Atheneum, America's oldest public art museum, and is a Corporator of the Eastern Connecticut Health Network, Inc. Dr Daube has spent much of 2011-2012 as interim president of Middlesex Community College in Middletown, Connecticut.
Throughout the course of his long and distinguished career Dr. Daube has been the recipient of numerous awards including a Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition, a Michael Bennett Lifetime Achievement Award, an honorary doctorate in humane letters from Eastern Connecticut State University and induction into the Manchester Arts Commission Hall of Fame. In honor of his achievements the town of East Hartford CT declared July 8, 2008 Jonathan Daube Day.
Dr Daube was President of the University of Aberdeen Foundation from 2007 until the end of 2012 and still plays an active role on the Board.