Following a nationwide search and extensive campus participation, I am pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Kenneth Boyden as the Assistant Vice President for Institutional Advancement and External Affairs at the College, effective Monday, Feb. 7, 2011. 

Dr. Boyden previously served as Vice President for Institutional Advancement at Cabrini College and at Valley Forge Military Academy and College. He was Director of the Capital Campaign and Major Gifts at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, where he was later promoted to Vice President. 

Dr. Boyden holds a Doctor of Education in Higher Education Management degree from the University of Pennsylvania and a Juris Doctor from The Dickenson School of Law of Pennsylvania State University. His Bachelor’s degree, with honors, is from West Chester University.

Dr. Boyden has a history of securing unprecedented support for his previous institutions, has expertise in the launch and management of highly successful capital campaigns, and has proven strategies for increasing philanthropic participation with alumni. He is a member of the American Bar Association and the Pennsylvania Bar Association.

I commend the work of the search committee chaired by Professor David Bloomfield, Chair of the Education Department. The Committee’s diligence produced an outstanding pool of candidates, and its hard work ensured a successful outcome of this important search.