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A Couple of New Hires

Denise Anthony.jpgThe Provost’s office has announced that Sociology Professor Denise Anthony has been named Vice Provost for Academic Initiatives. Despite her ill-fated role as head of the Kim/Folt Strategic Plan committee, she has a solid reputation among serious members of the faculty. We’ll give her a bye regarding the StratPlan expperience, directed as she was by two scoundrels about whom the less is said, the better. (But I’ll bet that Denise has some good stories to tell.)

Andrew Davidson.jpgAndrew Davidson will begin as the College’s vice president for development at the end of the year. He is currently Assistant Dean for Resource Development and Alumni Relations at Harvard University’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. At the College, among other responsibilities, he’ll be running Dartmouth College Fund (Dartmouth’s annual fund), which is a very large component of Development — in fact more people work for the DCF than in major gifts and principal gifts. Davidson has never run an annual fund like the DCF — not an encouraging sign.

Phil’s team continues to hire well, but Development is struggling.

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