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BREAKING: Kadish/Snyder Hit the Road
Sharing the same heartfelt loyalty to Dartmouth College shown by their patron, Chief Financial Officer/Executive Vice President Steven Kadish and his wife Vice President for Campus Planning and Facilities Linda Snyder have announced their resignations. Dartblog has long seen this one coming.
Fortunately IP Folt informs us that their departure will have little effect on the smooth running of the College. Thankfully, writes Carol, the administration is “focused on continuing the tremendous momentum generated by our strategic planning and by advances already under way in many areas.” That’s a relief.
July 9, 2012
I am pleased to write today to share details about the senior academic leadership and the team that will be working with me in the Office of the President this year, as well as to inform you of some changes in administrative divisions that report to the President (see org chart). We all are focused on continuing the tremendous momentum generated by our strategic planning and by advances already under way in many areas. With your help, I am confident this energy will grow and spread to involve all of our campus as we move toward our 250th anniversary.
Senior Academic Leaders
We have a very accomplished team of academic leaders in Paul Danos, Dean of the Tuck School of Business; Joseph Helble, Dean of the Thayer School of Engineering; Mike Mastanduno, Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences; Chip Souba, Dean of the Geisel School of Medicine; and Charlotte Johnson, Dean of the College. They are joined by Martin Wybourne and Lindsay Whaley, whose interim appointments as Provost and Vice Provost, respectively, were announced previously.
With all we are set to do, I am grateful for the continuity and experience available in the staff of the President’s Office. The team will remain largely unchanged except for some additions. Marcia Kelly will come across the hall from Advancement and report to the president, expanding her responsibilities as Board Secretary to include oversight of presidential events and other initiatives. Laura Hercod will come upstairs from the Provost’s Office to provide important continuity as we conclude the strategic planning process. And David Spalding, who served as Chief of Staff for President Kim, will assume a position of Senior Vice President and Senior Advisor to the President to provide support on a number of critical initiatives this year. The entire staff does tremendous work and I am delighted to have their continued support.
As mentioned in a previous communication, I am looking forward to working with Ann Root Keith and Justin Anderson for the coming year in their respective roles as interim Senior Vice President of Advancement and Assistant Vice President for Media Relations. Ann has a valuable understanding of our mission and connection to alumni, parents and donors. Justin will continue to develop and execute our media relations strategy and lead institutional issues management. Those of you who have worked with Ann and Justin know they each bring experience, judgment, and a sense of humor to everything they do.
I also want to tell you that Steve Kadish and Linda Snyder have informed me of their decision to move to Boston in the fall. Steve will become Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Northeastern University and Linda Snyder is joining Tufts University as Vice President for Operations. They will continue in their current roles at Dartmouth until the middle of September, when two experienced leaders will succeed them in interim capacities.
Mike Wagner, whom all of you know, has worked closely with Steve as Vice President for Finance since 2010. He has agreed to serve as Dartmouth’s interim Chief Financial Officer. A member of Dartmouth’s administration since 2001, Mike served as the College’s controller before becoming Chief Financial Officer of the Geisel School in 2008. Previously, Mike worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers in Boston for 12 years, where he served clients in higher education, managed health care, investment management, and insurance.
William J. Anderson, Jr., P.E. will assume the role of interim Vice President of Campus Planning and Facilities. Many of you also know Bill. He has worked closely with Dartmouth for the past two years as Executive Vice President of the Rise Group, a facilities planning, design and construction consulting firm. Bill is a licensed civil engineer and retired Navy officer. From 2004-2007, he was the Chief Facilities Officer at MIT, where he was responsible for the physical environment of the campus and led a department of more than 600 people. From 1995-2004 he held a similar position at Penn State University.
I am confident Mike and Bill will build on the lasting contributions made by Steve and Linda during their three years at Dartmouth and deliver excellence in their respective divisions.
Steve played a crucial role in many important initiatives at Dartmouth, including closing the $100 million annual budget gap following the 2008 financial crisis and developing the finance centers. He and his team also launched Dartmouth Health Connect, a primary care practice for employees that personalizes care through dedicated physician-led care teams. Steve also took a leadership role in the United Way campaign and in our global health activities.
Among her many contributions, Linda managed the consolidation of all departments with physical planning and facilities responsibilities and implemented new systems for financial reporting and operations. Since 2009, Linda has overseen $265 million in major capital projects in support of Dartmouth’s strategic priorities, including the Class of ‘53 Commons, the Class of ‘78 Life Sciences Center, the Black Family Visual Art Center and the Hanover Inn project.
Please join me in thanking our colleagues for taking on these important roles. I know that you will also join me in wishing Steve and Linda all the best for their future and thanking them for all their contributions. We are fortunate to have time to create a smooth handover and much to accomplish before they depart.
I would also like to extend special thanks to the staff in the Provost’s Office for their excellent work and continuing support. Thank you also to the many people across campus who have helped in every possible way to keep the momentum going during this transition.
Carol L. Folt
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