September 12, 2000
Volume 47
Number 3

Secretary of the University: Leslie Kruhly

Leslie Kruhly, associate director of development and special events at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, will become Secretary of the University on September 18, President Judith Rodin has announced.

"Leslie brings a wealth of valuable experience and expertise to this important position," Dr. Rodin said. "She is a superb administrator with a broad knowledge of higher education and its challenges. It is with a great deal of pleasure that we have been able to conclude our search by recognizing one of the many talented and dedicated professionals we have within the University."

Ms. Kruhly came to the University Museum in 1997, where she has been responsible for all development and fundraising activities, and special events. She oversaw the University Museum's successful $17 million fundraising campaign for construction of the new state-of-the-art Mainwaring Wing, and chaired the strategic oversight committee, which has responsibility for implementing the Museum's five-year plan.

"In her role at the Museum, Leslie Kruhly has demonstrated the exceptional qualities needed in a new secretary," said James Riepe, chairman of Penn's Board of Trustees. "Her keen understanding of higher education and its complexities, along with her skills as an administrator, make her an excellent choice for this position. I look forward to working with her."

In 1982 Ms. Kruhly joined the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts (NFAA), moving through various posts in fundraising and external affairs, to become Executive Vice President for External Affairs. During her tenure there, she helped develop that organization's successful program to identify and nurture young American artists.

From 1977 to 1982, she held senior positions in communications and public affairs at the Educational Testing Service (ETS) in Princeton.

Ms. Kruhly was a reporter and restaurant critic for the Philadelphia Bulletin from 1975 to 1977.

She holds a B.A. in history from Vanderbilt University, and an M.S. in broadcasting from Boston University's School of Public Communications.


Wednesday, September 13, 2000,

from 4 to 6 p.m.

Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall

Note New Location

Observers must register their interest by calling the Office of the Secretary, in advance, (215) 898-7005.

I. Appointment of a Moderator. (1 minute).

II. Announcement of appointment of a Parliamentarian (1 minute).

III. Approval of the minutes of April 26, 2000 (1 minute).

IV. Status Reports of President, Provost, Chairs of Steering, GAPSA, UA, PPSA, A-3 Assembly (reports and clarifications 25 minutes).

V. Report of the 1999-2000 Committee on Recreation and Intercollegiate Athletics (Presentation 5 minutes; discussion 5 minutes).

VI. 1999-2000 Alcohol Progress Report, Year One (Presentation 10 minutes; discussion 5 minutes).

VII. Update on Campus Development Plan (Presentation 30 minutes; discussion 15 minutes).

VIII. Selection and ranking of focus issues for University Council for the academic year. The following issues were suggested at the April 26, 2000 Council meeting: continue issues related to minority recruitment and retention; progress report on Gender Equity Study. (15 minutes).

IX. Adjournment by 6 p.m.

Search for the Dean of Medicine/CEO of UPHS

We are pleased to announce the formation of the committee to advise on the search for a new Medical School Dean / CEO of the University of Pennsylvania Health System. The task assigned to this committee is of great importance to the University and the Health System. Because the combined Dean/CEO job will involve both academic and administrative responsibilities of the highest order, we have asked several of our most renowned faculty and University officers to serve on the committee. In particular, Dwight L. Evans, M.D., Ruth Meltzer Professor of Psychiatry, Professor and Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry, has agreed to chair the committee, and we are very grateful to him for this most important service. Serving with him are:

  • Roberta A. Ballard, M.D., Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Chief, Division of Neonatology, CHOP
  • Michael S. Brown, M.D., Paul J. Thomas Professor of Medicine and Genetics, Department of Molecular Genetics, University of Texas Southwestern
  • Garrett A. Fitzgerald, M.D., Robinette Foundation Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine, Elmer Bobst Professor of Pharmacology, Professor and Chairman Department of Pharmacology
  • Robert A. Fox, Chairman, R.A.F. Industries
  • John A. Fry, Executive Vice President
  • Thomas Gerrity, Professor of Management, Director, Wharton Electronic Business Initiatives, The Wharton School
  • Eduardo Glandt, Ph.D., Dean and Professor of Chemical Engineering, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
  • John H. Glick, M.D., Madlyn and Leonard Abramson Professor of Clinical Onology, Director, University of Pennsylvania Cancer Center
  • DuPont Guerry, IV, M.D., Professor of Medicine, Division of Hematology-Oncology
  • Heidi Harvie, M.D. Program
  • Bernette L. Johnson, Jr., M.D., Herman Beerman Professor of Dermatology, Senior Medical Director, HUP, Associate Dean for Veterans Affairs, Associate Dean for Community Affairs, Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education and Minority Affairs
  • David W. Kennedy, M.D., Professor and Chairman Department of Otorhinolaryngology: Head & Neck Surgery
  • Virginia M.Y. Lee, Ph.D., John H. Ware, III, Endowed Professor of Alzheimer's Research, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
  • Maureen P. McCausland, DNSc, Chief Nursing Executive, Interim Chief Nursing Officer, HUP, Associate Dean for Nursing Practice, School of Nursing
  • Michael Silverman, M.D./Ph.D. Program

Academic medical centers like ours face enormous challenges today. This is unquestionably a key search for the University, and we are delighted and grateful that this distinguished and talented group of people have agreed to take on the task.

--Judith Rodin, President

--Robert L. Barchi, Provost

Almanac, Vol. 47, No. 3, September 12, 2000