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Sandra Hoeh appointed Dartmouth's Director of Community Relations

Dartmouth College Office of Public Affairs • Press Release
Posted 10/03/03 • Contact Roland Adams (603) 646-3661

Sandra Hoeh (photo by Joseph Mehling '69)

Sandra Hoeh has been appointed Dartmouth's Director of Community Relations in the Provost's Office, effective immediately. Hoeh (pronounced "ho") will work with officials from the Town of Hanover as well as other towns and cities in the Upper Valley, with neighbors and with local and regional planning groups. She will report to Provost Barry Scherr.

Hoeh succeeds Katherine P. (Kate) Burke, who worked in the position on a part-time basis beginning January 2002 and who recently accepted appointment as Deputy Director (for Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Programs) in Dartmouth's Office of Institutional Diversity and Equity.

Hoeh is familiar with the Upper Valley, as she was a resident of Hanover from 1967-72. She has since worked steadily in government and community relations in Wisconsin. As a District Alderman in Milwaukee from 1976-89, she represented the city's most economically diverse district. As Superintendent of Milwaukee's Bureau of Sanitation Services from 1989-90, she managed the third largest department in city government and oversaw the first major reorganization of the department in twenty years. In her most recent position as Assistant Chancellor for University Relations at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee from 1990-2001, she was responsible for government, community and neighborhood relations, news services, media relations and publications.

Dartmouth President James Wright said, "Dartmouth's relationships with its neighbors in Hanover and the Upper Valley are of tremendous importance, both for the institution and for this area. I look forward to working with Sandra as we build on those relationships. She has tremendous experience in community relations and a deep appreciation for this area."

Scherr said, "With Sandra's appointment on a full-time basis, we anticipate a continuation and strengthening of the conversations between the college and the community as we work together to meet the needs of the institution while preserving the special qualities of the Upper Valley."

Hoeh said, "I am delighted to be back in Hanover. I look forward to the opportunity to work with our Upper Valley neighbors and local officials and boards."

- By Roland Adams

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