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Re: 1854

Postby Eyes of Old Main on Wed May 16, 2012 11:56 pm

I know, but we can at least shoot for the top and then negotiate our way down wherever we have to. :lol:

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Re: 1854

Postby dude on Fri May 18, 2012 3:35 pm

The search for a new president should be interesting. I hope the college will do a national search. Going outside the Wofford "family" might not even be a bad idea.
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Re: 1854

Postby BernieDunlap on Tue May 22, 2012 5:39 pm

Getting to Know...Dean David Wood
Dr. David Wood, Wofford’s senior vice president and dean of the college, is looking forward to moving this summer as he and his wife, Judy, will relocate to the renovated, century-old Kilgo-Clinkscales House, only 100 yards or so away from his office.

“I suppose we are bucking a trend that for some years has led presidents and deans to live away from their campuses,” Wood says. “It’s not that we don’t love travel and vacations, but every time I leave my office, I feel that I step out into a rarified atmosphere. The setting offers a combination of people and place that makes working here a vocation rather than a job. I relish the idea of having a front porch and visiting with passers by.”

Having completed a doctoral degree in higher education administration at Vanderbilt University and serving as the innovative and successful provost at Tusculum College, Wood arrived at Wofford knowing the college by reputation and through friendships with several key administrators, particularly Dr. Danny Morrison (now president of the Carolina Panthers), Dr. Larry McGehee, and then-President Joe Lesesne. He had also played football against Wofford during his undergraduate days at Elon University.

“I knew that Wofford always had been a place willing to ask the tough questions that all American higher education should be considering,” Wood says. “There has to be a better way to help our young people prepare themselves for a highly competitive world. We must provide an education of superior quality, with an array of experiences all over the world.”

The immediate challenge that brought Wood to Wofford involved a Division I program of intercollegiate athletics. At the time, the college had 1,100 students “At first glance, it seemed to be a very bold step,” Wood says, “However, I knew the people who were involved. I was confident that they had studied the situation thoroughly and that we could make it work.

Wood served as vice president and director of athletics from 1997-2001, then as senior vice president from 2001-2007 before becoming the dean of the college in 2007. During this time, he also added the title of Wofford parent to his resume, as his oldest son, Shiel, was a member of the class of 2005 and twin sons, John and Leland, are members of the class of 2008.

“For anyone who pursues a vocation in higher education, Wofford is a rare opportunity,” Wood says. “We have set out to be a national leader, and that goal is realistic. The great challenge is the same one that faces all independent colleges: How can we provide a world-class liberal arts experience, enhance diversity, hold down costs, and expand financial aid? Our dream is that cost will not be a barrier to any student who wants to take and benefit from all we have to offer.”
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Re: 1854

Postby BernieDunlap on Tue May 22, 2012 5:40 pm

BernieDunlap wrote:Getting to Know...Dean David Wood
Dr. David Wood, Wofford’s senior vice president and dean of the college, is looking forward to moving this summer as he and his wife, Judy, will relocate to the renovated, century-old Kilgo-Clinkscales House, only 100 yards or so away from his office.

“I suppose we are bucking a trend that for some years has led presidents and deans to live away from their campuses,” Wood says. “It’s not that we don’t love travel and vacations, but every time I leave my office, I feel that I step out into a rarified atmosphere. The setting offers a combination of people and place that makes working here a vocation rather than a job. I relish the idea of having a front porch and visiting with passers by.”

Having completed a doctoral degree in higher education administration at Vanderbilt University and serving as the innovative and successful provost at Tusculum College, Wood arrived at Wofford knowing the college by reputation and through friendships with several key administrators, particularly Dr. Danny Morrison (now president of the Carolina Panthers), Dr. Larry McGehee, and then-President Joe Lesesne. He had also played football against Wofford during his undergraduate days at Elon University.

“I knew that Wofford always had been a place willing to ask the tough questions that all American higher education should be considering,” Wood says. “There has to be a better way to help our young people prepare themselves for a highly competitive world. We must provide an education of superior quality, with an array of experiences all over the world.”

The immediate challenge that brought Wood to Wofford involved a Division I program of intercollegiate athletics. At the time, the college had 1,100 students “At first glance, it seemed to be a very bold step,” Wood says, “However, I knew the people who were involved. I was confident that they had studied the situation thoroughly and that we could make it work.

Wood served as vice president and director of athletics from 1997-2001, then as senior vice president from 2001-2007 before becoming the dean of the college in 2007. During this time, he also added the title of Wofford parent to his resume, as his oldest son, Shiel, was a member of the class of 2005 and twin sons, John and Leland, are members of the class of 2008.

“For anyone who pursues a vocation in higher education, Wofford is a rare opportunity,” Wood says. “We have set out to be a national leader, and that goal is realistic. The great challenge is the same one that faces all independent colleges: How can we provide a world-class liberal arts experience, enhance diversity, hold down costs, and expand financial aid? Our dream is that cost will not be a barrier to any student who wants to take and benefit from all we have to offer.”



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Re: 1854

Postby dude on Tue May 22, 2012 7:30 pm

You pretty certain about it?
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Re: 1854

Postby BernieDunlap on Wed May 23, 2012 7:46 am

dude wrote:You pretty certain about it?


Just rumors over the past 4 or 5 years but I would be surprised if it wasn't him.
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Re: 1854

Postby lawdog on Wed May 23, 2012 12:39 pm

Hope it is not an automatic decision. He would seem to be a good choice, but I would like to see us also consider carefully some of the alternatives discussed here ... and others ... with real world contacts and experience. A couple decades ago, for example, Duke selected as its president a former governor of N.C. and successful attorney and respected political figure (Terry Sanford), and in a few years he infused great energy as well as financial and other support into that school.
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Re: 1854

Postby BernieDunlap on Wed May 23, 2012 5:11 pm

lawdog wrote:Hope it is not an automatic decision. He would seem to be a good choice, but I would like to see us also consider carefully some of the alternatives discussed here ... and others ... with real world contacts and experience. A couple decades ago, for example, Duke selected as its president a former governor of N.C. and successful attorney and respected political figure (Terry Sanford), and in a few years he infused great energy as well as financial and other support into that school.


Maybe we could talk Mark Sanford into it. He seems to have "Contacts" all over the world. :lol:
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Re: 1854

Postby Eyes of Old Main on Thu May 24, 2012 10:01 pm

BernieDunlap wrote:Maybe we could talk Mark Sanford into it. He seems to have "Contacts" all over the world. :lol:


I'm not sure that the kind of "infusion" Wofford needs. :lol:
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Re: 1854

Postby youngterrier on Fri May 25, 2012 3:10 pm

Eyes of Old Main wrote:
BernieDunlap wrote:Maybe we could talk Mark Sanford into it. He seems to have "Contacts" all over the world. :lol:


I'm not sure that the kind of "infusion" Wofford needs. :lol:

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Re: 1854

Postby lawdog on Tue Aug 14, 2012 6:58 am

http://fountain.unc.edu/spr_12/coaching.html Apparently Danny and David Wood go back a ways.
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Re: 1854

Postby walliver on Thu Aug 16, 2012 11:55 pm

http://www.goupstate.com/article/201208 ... 0/0/living

This will need to addressed before anointing our new monarch.
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