Clark to Smithsonian
Virginia Clark, Vice President for Development and
Alumni Relations, has accepted a position as director of external
affairs at the Smithsonian Institution, President Judith Rodin announced
yesterday. "Penn has benefited tremendously from Ginny's abilities
over the past eight years. As vice president for development and
alumni relations, Ginny oversaw efforts that have raised $2.1 billion
for Penn, with $900 million of that total coming in the last five
years to support the Agenda for Excellence, " Dr. Rodin said.
When Ms. Clark assumes her new role this summer, she will lead development
activities and enhance the focus of operations that involve non-federal
financial support for the Smithsonian.