• President and CEO, University of Vermont Foundation
• 1993, 1996g, both degrees in History
• From South Burlington, Vt.
The international attention focused on Penn State over the past year has further demonstrated the need for significant changes in the way our institution is governed — changes that must be based on best practices developed and refined as a result of experience. I am running because I have the practical, relevant experience to help our trustees successfully address the manifold challenges Penn State continues to face.
Over my 20-year career in senior higher education leadership positions, I have gained extensive experience in institutional strategic planning and budgeting, private resource development, campus and external relations, and crisis management. Importantly, I also have first-hand experience serving on a university presidential search committee that I will draw on as the trustees make their critical choice of a new president for Penn State in 2014.
Our trustees must focus on securing the promise of Penn State’s bright future. They must commit to principles of transparency and accountability that are a direct reflection of the values put on full display by the larger Penn State family throughout this past year.
Despite our challenges, I believe that Penn State continues to be defined by the excellence of our academic programs, the commitment of our faculty and staff, the exceptional student experience we offer, and success with honor in athletics. And, I believe that my knowledge, experience, temperament, values and deep personal connection to Penn State will help lead us into that bright future.
Thank you for your consideration.
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