Resignation of Vice President of Business Services
Dr. Lee Nunery, vice president for Business Services, has resigned effective June 1, 2005. He has accepted a position as President of the Charter Schools Division of Edison Schools in New York.
EVP Craig Carnaroli said, “Lee has successfully served the University since 1999, ably leading a talented and diverse team in overseeing Penn’s business service activities, including the housing, dining, parking and hotel operations, as well as other important services. Shortly after his arrival at Penn, Lee managed the successful start-up of the Sansom Common operations (namely, the Bookstore and Inn at Penn) following the completion of the construction. Lee also led a comprehensive review aimed at enhancing Penn’s branding strategy.”
“Lee has fostered a strong culture of relationship management both within the University and externally in the community. He successfully developed the Business Partnership Forum, bringing together all of the University’s external business partners to stimulate dialogue on new ways the firms could work together to better serve the University. In addition, Lee has played an important leadership role in the West Philadelphia Initiatives. He has forged strong relationships in the community and has co-led several initiatives to enhance economic inclusion of the community in the University’s procurement and construction programs,” Mr. Carnaroli added. Dr. Nunery has also served as chair of the West Philadelphia Partnership, among other external leadership posts.
Dr. Nunery received his doctorate from GSE in 2002, and was among the first graduates of the new executive doctorate program.
Following Dr. Nunery’s departure in June, Marie Witt, associate vice president of Business Services, has agreed to serve in an interim management role. She will work closely with him to ensure a smooth transition.
Mr. Carnaroli concluded, “Lee has been an important contributor to the University and its overall mission and goals. His leadership, intellect and professionalism will be sorely missed.”