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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University October 31, 2005 | Vol. 35 No. 9
VP Robert R. Lindgren to Assume Presidency of Randolph-Macon

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 women."

Under Lindgren's leadership, Johns Hopkins has conducted two extraordinarily successful fund-raising campaigns.

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.


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