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Trustee (Re)Confirmation

In their most recent meeting, in the first weekend of this month, the Dartmouth Board of Trustees voted to grant new terms of service to John Donahoe ‘82, R. Bradford Evans ‘64, Board Chairman Ed Haldeman ‘70, Al Mulley ‘70, Peter Robinson ‘79 and T.J. Rodgers ‘70.

Todd Zywicki ‘88 was not reelected for another term. In his initial campaign for the position of trustee Zywicki wrote to alumni that,

I believe that Dartmouth has drifted from its core mission in recent years. If I win your trust, I will work to recommit Dartmouth to its traditional mission of undergraduate education and the development of well-rounded students. I will work to increase the accountability and transparency of College governance and communication with Dartmouth students, parents, alumni, and faculty. Finally, I will work to insure that the College’s financial priorities reflect its core mission, and are not diverted to administrative bureaucracy and noneducational purposes.

During his tenure on the Board, Zywicki was certainly a strong and influential advocate for policies in pursuit of these goals. These priorities are still important to Dartmouth students, parents, and alumni and all members of the Board of Trustees should redouble their efforts to affect these reforms.

Zywicki was reprimanded by the Board in 2007 for comments made in an address at the Pope Center for Higher Education. The bulk of the controversy centered around Zywicki’s use of the term “truly evil” in referring to former Dartmouth College President James Freedman, a usage for which Zywicki apologized.

At their meeting, the Board also acted on the following priorities.


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