A Drexel alumnus who took his master's degree in governmental administration here, Mr. Hoyle joined the School of Veterinary Medicine in 1980 as a financial analyst, and later assistant director of budget and finance there before moving to the central budget office in 1985 as senior financial analyst. Mr. Hoyle held the acting directorship for the first time in 1990-91. His present stint began in January 1994 to serve during the search for a successor to Stephen Golding, who was then moving up to vice president for finance.
"I have worked with Ben since the day I arrived at Penn as President, and he has been a great help during my first year," said Dr. Judith Rodin. "He performed a tremendous service as acting Executive Director, and I am very grateful. We will miss Ben, and wish him all the best in his new position." In his new post, Mr. Hoyle will have responsibility for overall financial management and operations, strategic planning, and creating a strategic vision for and implementation of new financial and administrative information systems, he said. "An important part of my job will be working with the various institutional directors, residents, board members and others, to insure that Pennswood remains a viable highly desirable life-care community."