Dr. David Hosley

Dr. David Hosley

President
Great Valley Center

Dr. David Hosley

David Hosley is President of the Great Valley Center in Modesto. The organization is engaged in regional planning and action throughout California’s Center Valley, and has a significant programmatic focus on renewable energy, land use, transportation and housing.

Prior to joining the Center, which is affiliated with UC Merced, Dr. Hosley managed public television stations KVIE, KCSM and KQED. He also was executive in charge of America’s Heartland, a national public television series on agriculture and people’s relationship with our land.

Hosley has a co-terminal M.A. from Stanford in communications and a Ph.D. from Columbia in Sociology. He’s written a book on the history of foreign correspondence on radio in World War II, and co-authored a book on women and broadcast journalism.

In Sacramento, Dr. Hosley has been active in regional planning efforts, is on the boards of Valley Vision, the Sacramento Metro Chamber, the UC Davis Foundation and California Public Television. In addition he has served as board chair of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, is a founding member of the Sacramento Chapter of American Women in Radio and Television, is a Silver Circle member of National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, San Francisco/Northern California chapter, and just received its coveted
Governors’ Citation honor at the 2008 Emmy® Awards ceremony. He is a senior fellow in the American Leadership Forum.