At their board meeting in March, Dartmouth's trustees elected Charles E. Haldeman Jr. '70, president and chief executive officer of Putnam Investments, and Albert G. Mulley '70 Jr., chief of the General Medicine Division of Massachusetts General Hospital, as charter trustees. They will join the board in June.
Haldeman was appointed CEO at Putnam in November 2003, a year after joining the firm as senior managing director and investment head. He previously served as CEO of Delaware Investments, and as president and chief operating officer of the United Asset Management Corp., after 24 years with Cooke and Bieler, Inc. He received an AB degree in economics from Dartmouth, having earned magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa honors, and received MBA and JD degrees from Harvard University in 1974. Haldeman has served in various Dartmouth volunteer leadership capacities, including Alumni Fund leadership agent, class agent and regional agent, and as a scholarship fund chair. He has served on the Dean's Council and has been active with the President's Leadership Council for the past six years.
Mulley, in addition to his role at Massachusetts General, is associate professor of medicine and associate professor of health policy at Harvard. After graduating from Dartmouth as a Rufus Choate Scholar and a Phi Beta Kappa member with an AB in biology and psychology, he received MD and master of public policy degrees from Harvard in 1975 and completed his residency training in internal medicine at Massachusetts General. The author and editor of the leading text Primary Care Medicine, he has conducted pioneering work in clinical epidemiology and the use of decision theory and outcomes research to support clinicians and patients in their decision-making roles. Mulley has served as a member of the Dartmouth Medical School Board of Overseers since 1999 and has been active with the Friends of Rowing.
The March election adds a new position to the board under a plan the trustees adopted last fall to expand the size of the group from 16 to 22 over the next several years. The new seats will consist of three charter trustees appointed by the board and three alumni trustees nominated by the alumni body and elected by the board. The first new alumni trustee position will be added during the 2004-05 nomination process.
In other action at their meeting, the board set tuition at $30,279, an increase of 4.5 percent (or $1,314) over the current year's tuition rate. With room, board and mandatory fees, next year's overall charges will be $39,465. The rates apply to students in the arts and sciences at Dartmouth, including all undergraduates as well as graduate students in arts and sciences and in the Thayer School of Engineering.
The board reinforced Dartmouth's commitment to need-blind admissions for undergraduates, which means that in making its admissions decisions, the College does not take into account an applicant's ability to pay. For those who enter the institution with demonstrated financial need, the College commits to create financial aid packages that meet the full extent of demonstrated need for a full four years. Dartmouth expects to award more than $44 million in financial aid to its approximately 4,200 undergraduates next year, an increase of $6 million over the current year.
The trustees also reviewed plans for new residential facilities for about 340 students at the intersection of Maynard and College Streets, and received a presentation by Tony Atkin of the architectural firm Atkin Olshin Lawson Bell on the design for a planned residence on Tuck Mall for approximately 160 students. Both projects are progressing toward anticipated groundbreaking during the 2004-05 academic year.
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Last Updated: 5/30/08