Vice President: Major General Clifford Stanley
Major General Clifford L. Stanley, Deputy Commanding
General, Marine Corps Combat Development Command, has been named
Executive Vice President at Penn today by Penn President Judith
Rodin. He will begin his new position in mid-October.
As Executive Vice President at Penn, Major General Stanley will
serve as the University's chief operating officer, responsible for
finance, investments, human resources, business services, facilities
and real estate, public safety, information systems, computing,
and internal audit and compliance.
"Cliff is an inspirational President Rodin said. "His
impressive record throughout his distinguished military career makes
him the ideal choice to lead the Executive Vice President's division
as we move ahead to implement our new strategic plan."
General. Stanley, has served more than 30 years on active duty in
the Marine Corps. Since 2000, he served at Quantico, where he was
responsible for training and education, future planning, experimentation
and concept development for the U.S. Marine Corps' active duty and
reserve personnel. Concurrently he served as the Marine Corps Principal
Representative to the Joint Requirements Board in support of the
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
In 2001, he also served as Commanding General at Quantico, where
he was responsible for the operation of a 60,000-acre base, overseeing
maintenance of the quality of life, living and working conditions
for more than 20,000 military members, families and civilians, working
with a staff of more than 300 and controlling an annual budget in
excess of $133 million.
He has also played major leadership roles in neighborhood, community
and race relations, implementing a variety of high impact initiatives
throughout his career. He was recognized by the Marine Corps as
the recipient of the 2002 NAACP Roy Wilkins Renowned Service Award.
In the summer of 2000, the city of 29 Palms, California, dedicated
a park located next to City Hall in honor of Major General Stanley.
The park, which contains several monuments in recognition of past
local military achievements, was officially named Clifford L. Stanley
Major General Stanley has ties to Penn; for the past two years,
he served as keynote speaker at the concluding dinner for the Wharton
Leadership Venture Program with the U.S. Marine Corps at Quantico,
and this past October, he served as a leadership speaker at the
"Cliff is a superb manager and strategic thinker with a natural
ability to bring out the best in people," said Patrick Harker,
dean of the Wharton School at Penn. "I have known him since
we both served as White House Fellows and have always been impressed
by his energy and ability to motivate people."
Mr. Stanley joined the Marine Corps in 1969, where he earned progressively
more senior command responsibilities, serving at various times as
Platoon Commander, Company Commander, Battalion Commander and Regimental
He received a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from South Carolina
State University and a Master's degree in Counseling from Johns
Major General Stanley is a recipient of the Legion of Merit; the
Defense Meritorious Service Medal; Meritorius Medal with Gold Star;
and the Navy Commendation Medal.
He has also served as a psychology and leadership instructor for
the U.S. Naval Academy; Special Assistant and Marine Corps Aide
for the Assistant Secretary of the Navy; and Marine Corps Institute
and Parade Commander.
He and his wife Rosalyn have a daughter who is currently serving
as a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy Nurse Corps.