August 31, 1998
Geneva, NY — Hobart and William Smith President Richard H. Hersh has announced the appointment of Roy Dexheimer as vice-president for institutional advancement. Dexheimer assumes the position on an interim basis and will begin full-time on January 1, 1999.
No newcomer to HWS, Dexheimer graduated from Hobart College in 1955 and has served on the Colleges' Board of Trustees, first in an elected position and later in an appointed position, since 1973. He has served the Colleges in many ways over the years, including acting as class correspondent, Reunion coordinator, and Alumni Council member. He has frequently represented the Colleges at events on and off campus, and received the honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree in 1980.
Hersh expressed pleasure that Dexheimer will join the staff at the Colleges at this time. “This is a crucial period for these institutions, as we near the conclusion of our current capital campaign and face major initiatives in several development areas,” he noted. “Roy's familiarity with the Colleges and with our mission mean we won't lose momentum in these important areas.”
In assuming this position, Dexheimer will leave his position as District Superintendent of Schools for Tompkins, Seneca, and Tioga Counties BOCES, where he has been since 1981. Prior to his tenure with BOCES he was superintendent of schools in Batavia for 13 years. Dexheimer replaces James Kraus, who left the Colleges last month to pursue other business interests.
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