She was chosen after an extensive search to succeed Manuel Doxer, who retired in June after 34 years in business administration at Penn, the last 17 of them in the Provost's Office.
Ms. Gibson joined the University in 1987 as a business administrator in General Internal Medicine in the School of Medicine, and was later promoted to Clinical Department Administrator there. She moved to ISC in 1992.
An alumna of Muhlenberg College, with an A.B. in Spanish, Ms. Gibson took her M.A. in Spanish and Spanish American Literature at New York University , then added an M.B.A. in management and organization at Temple University. She was selected by Penn to attend the Summer Institute for Women in Higher Education Administration at Bryn Mawr, in 1993.
Prior to joining the University, Ms. Gibson was with the Girl Scouts of Greater Philadelphia for 10 years, starting as a project manager for a federally -funded delinquency prevention project and ending as director of finance and administration. In between she held the posts of field executive, assistant director of finance, and controller.
She presently serves on two University Council committees, Community Relations and Personnel Benefits; on Human Resources' Classification Redesign Team; on the Steering Committee for the Restructuring of Computing Services Across Penn; and on the executive board of AWFA, the Association of Women Faculty and Administrators.
She recently completed a six-year term on the board of directors of the Maternity Care Coalition, and a three-year term as its treasurer. She continues as a member of the Coalition's finance committee.
Volume 43 Number 9
October 22, 1996
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