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The Phil Era Begins
Phil Hanlon is working in the background, even as Folt & Co. flounder about. He has announced the appointment of Bob Lasher ‘88 as Senior Vice President for Advancement — that’s fund-raising, PR and alumni relations for those of you who speak English the old-fashioned way. An alum, no less! That’s good news.
To the Dartmouth community:
With Commencement and Reunions fast approaching, I would like to introduce a new member of the senior leadership team that will work with me when I begin my term as president on June 10.
Effective July 1, Bob Lasher ‘88 will become Senior Vice President for Advancement, reporting to me. Bob brings to Dartmouth significant institutional strategy and development experience at organizations in fields ranging from education and the arts to science and research, most recently as the Deputy Museum Director of External Relations at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
Bob’s track record, energetic and engaging style, and passion for Dartmouth’s mission make him a great choice to lead our alumni engagement and philanthropic efforts. With the support of our strong Advancement team, he will help ensure that we have the resources required to continue to deliver an outstanding, affordable education to our student body and attract and retain world-class faculty.
Please join me in congratulating Bob on his appointment.
Phil Hanlon ‘77
Curiously, Phil signs his letter only as Phil Hanlon ‘77, no title, nada. I guess when you know who you are, you don’t have to trumpet it to everyone.
Addendum: From the College’s press release:
At the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA)… Lasher directed institutional strategy and development around the museum’s $610 million expansion campaign. In this leadership role, he managed the campaign strategy, including philanthropic support, trustee engagement, membership, marketing communications, visitor services and community engagement. Prior to SFMOMA, he served as the Director of Development and Strategy at the San Francisco Symphony. Previously, Lasher directed fundraising at leading scientific and research organizations, including the L.S.B. Leakey Foundation and the National Geographic Society, as well as the University of Virginia’s School of Architecture.
I figure that the quiet start of the next capital campaign is about a year away. Will the College shoot for $2.0 billion, after Jim Wright’s $1.3 billion campaign that ended in 2009?
August 14, 2013
Breaking: Of Crips and Bloods and Memories of Ghetto Parties
History repeats itself, first as tragedy and then as farce, or sometimes it just repeats itself. From the New York Times on November 30, 1998: At Dartmouth College, white students at a ”ghetto party” dressed…
June 25, 2013
Dean of the College Charlotte Johnson’s War on Students Part (2/2)
Part 1, Part 2 Today’s post again recounts the events that befell the Freshman. However, the content of the Hanover Police department report reproduced in this space yesterday is supplemented by information from my own…
October 18, 2009
When Love Beckoned in 52nd Street
We were at San Francisco’s BIX last evening, enjoying prosecco, cheese, and a bit of music. A full year of inhabitation in Northern California has unraveled to me no decent venue for proper lounging, but…
October 9, 2009
D Afraid of a Little Competish
So our colleague and Dartblog writer Joe Asch informed me that the D has rejected our cunning advertising campaign. Uh-oh. The Dartmouth is widely known as a breeding ground for instant New York Times successes,…
September 4, 2009
How Regents Should Reign
As Dartmouth alumni proceed through the legal hoops necessary to defuse a Board-packing plan—which put in unhappy desuetude an historic 1891 Agreement between alumni and the College guaranteeing a half-democratically-elected Board of Trustees—it strikes one…
August 29, 2009
Election Reform Study Committee
If you are an alum of the College on the Hill, you may have received a number of e-mails of late beseeching your input for a new arm of the College’s Alumni Control Apparatus called…
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