Middlebury's executive vice president earns distinguished service award

December 24, 2008

MIDDLEBURY, Vt.-F. Robert Huth Jr., executive vice president and treasurer of Middlebury College, has received the 2008 Distinguished Service Award from the Eastern Association of College and University Business Officers (EACUBO).

Huth, who has been at Middlebury since 1999, was cited for his "long and distinguished record of service and dedication to EACUBO, as well as his involvement in other educational service organizations."

The association was founded in 1919, has a diverse membership of over 1,000 institutions and organizations, and strives to promote effective and ethical business and financial administration within higher education.

A 1976 graduate of Moravian College, Huth is a certified public accountant who also holds an M.B.A. from Lehigh University. Prior to coming to Middlebury, his previous positions include controller at Lehigh and senior vice president for administration at Moravian.

"Bob" Huth's first position of leadership within EACUBO was as associate editor of the organization's newsletter in 1991. He chaired the association's annual meeting in 1993, and served on the National Association of College and University Business Officer's (NACUBO) accounting principles committee in the mid 1990s.

Huth became an EACUBO board member in 1994 and served terms as secretary, second vice president, and first vice president before becoming president of the EACUBO Board of Directors in 2002-2003. While continuing to serve the regional association, he also served a three-year term on NACUBO board.

In 2008, Middlebury's executive vice president and treasurer became a commissioner with the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. NEASC, the nation's oldest regional accrediting association, serves to establish and continue high standards for all levels of education, both public and private, and from pre-K to the doctoral level.

The 2008 EACUBO/KMPG Distinguished Service Award was presented to Huth in the fall at the organization's annual meeting in Toronto. The criteria for the award are professional growth, service to the field of higher education, and community service.

In addition to service to his profession, Huth is a leader in his community. The Weybridge, Vt., resident has served as a board member and president of the Addison County Chamber of Commerce, board member and treasurer of the Addison County Economic Development Corporation, and board member and vice president of Addison County Transit Resources.

Together with Barbara, his wife of 31 years, the Huths have four daughters. The couple served their community together in 2005-06 as co-chairs of the United Way of Addison County's highly successful annual fund drive.