Robert R. Lindgren, vice president of development and
alumni relations at Johns Hopkins since 1994, has been
named the 15th president of Randolph-Macon College. His
appointment will take effect Feb. 1.
"Though I will very much miss Bob, both personally and
professionally, I am most pleased for him," wrote President
William R. Brody in an e-mail announcement to faculty and
staff last week. "I congratulate Randolph-Macon on its
choice of an extraordinarily able, thoughtful and
accomplished leader. I have no doubt whatever that, working
with the college's faculty, students, staff, alumni and
friends, he will bring additional luster to a distinguished
175-year tradition of liberal education for young men and
Under Lindgren's leadership, Johns Hopkins has
conducted two extraordinarily successful fund-raising
The Johns Hopkins Initiative reached its initial goal
two years early and went on to record $1.52 billion in
gifts, the fifth-largest campaign ever in higher education
at that time. Knowledge for the World, the current
campaign, has reached nearly $1.9 billion in commitments
toward its $2 billion goal, three years before its
scheduled completion in 2007.
Prior to coming to Johns Hopkins, Lindgren was vice
president and chief development officer at his alma mater,
the University of Florida, from which he graduated in 1976
and received a law degree in 1981. He also holds a master
of philosophy degree in management studies from Oxford.
Lindgren is the third senior Johns Hopkins leader to
be tapped recently to head another institution. Dan Weiss,
dean of the Krieger School, is now president of Lafayette
College. Bob Sirota, director of the Peabody Institute, is
president of the Manhattan School of Music.