After an extensive review of potential candidates, the Dartmouth Alumni Council has nominated a slate of three individuals for the alumni trustee seat opening in June 2004, following the retirement of Peter Fahey from the board of trustees. Alumni will vote on the slate in a balloting contest in the spring. Alumni will continue to have the option of voting via traditional mail or through the alumni website. The Council's nominees are:
N. Bruce Duthu '80
White River Junction, Vt.
Bruce Duthu is vice dean for academic affairs and professor at Vermont Law School. An internationally recognized scholar on Native American issues, including tribal sovereignty and federal recognition of First Nations, Duthu is also an expert on Indian tribes and natural resources and the rights of indigenous peoples. A religion major at Dartmouth, he received a JD from Loyola University School of Law. Duthu directed Dartmouth's Native American Program in the late 1980s and was subsequently associate dean of freshmen and director of the Intensive Academic Support Program. He joined the faculty of Vermont Law School in 1991 and received tenure in 1996. He has taught also at Harvard Law School, the University of Sydney, and the University of Wollongong (Australia), and continues to teach a course on Native Americans and the Law at Dartmouth as an adjunct professor.
Daniel S. Papp '69
Dan Papp is senior vice chancellor for academics and fiscal affairs of the University System of Georgia (USG). He coordinates and manages academic, faculty, and student affairs; fiscal, budget, and business affairs; information and instructional technology; and strategic research and analysis for the 34 colleges and universities of the USG. A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Dartmouth, Papp received his PhD from the University of Miami. His specialties include international security policy, U.S. and Russian foreign and defense policy, and international system change. He joined the faculty of Georgia Tech in 1973, where he directed the School of Social Sciences and founded and directed the School of International Affairs. He has also been interim president of Southern Polytechnic State University and was director of Yamacraw, Georgia's academic/industry initiative to become a leader in broadband technology.
Laura Stein '83, MALS '94
Lafayette, Calif., and Pittsburgh, Penn.
Laura Stein is senior vice president and general counsel of H.J. Heinz Company, a global food products company with sales exceeding $8 billion. She is responsible for Heinz's global legal, compliance, and corporate secretary matters. A member of the Heinz Management Committee, reporting to the chairman, CEO, and president, she is involved in shaping corporate governance policies and practices. Stein is a director of the H.J. Heinz Company Foundation and the Heinz Political Action Committee and is president of Heinz's Global Organization for the Advancement and Leadership of Women, focusing on leadership and skill development, mentoring, and involvement with leaders in the company, community, and industry. A Phi Beta graduate of Dartmouth, Stein received a JD from Harvard University and an MA from Dartmouth, where her thesis examined the Japanese stock markets and prospects for legal reform.
A ballot with the slate of candidates will be mailed to alumni in March. Petition candidates may have a place on the ballot provided they submit a petition with 500 signatures of Dartmouth alumni. Only original, signed petitions in ink other than black will be accepted. Neither fax nor electronic petitions will be considered valid. The deadline for submitting completed petition forms is February 1, 2004.
To receive a petition form, please write to Patricia Fisher, Director of Alumni Leadership, Dartmouth College, 6068 Blunt Alumni Center, Hanover, NH 03755-3590 email or phone: (603) 646-3929
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