November 25, 1998

Three New College Appointments Filled: Vice President for Administration and Chief Financial Officer; Director of Institutional Research and Analysis; and Environmental Coordinator

F. Robert Huth named as Vice President for Administration and Chief Financial Officer

F. Robert Huth, Jr. has been named to the newly created position of vice president for administration and chief financial officer. Huth will be responsible for directing daily financial and administrative operations of the College, and contributing to long-range strategic planning as the College continues to build its endowment through its current capital campaign. He will report to the executive vice president and treasurer.

Huth comes to Middlebury College with more than 25 years of experience in finance and accounting. Most recently he served as the senior vice president for administration, and previously the vice president for administration and treasurer, at Moravian College and Theological Seminary in Bethlehem, Pa. Prior to joining the staff at Moravian College, Huth was the controller at Lehigh University, also in Bethlehem, Pa.

A certified public accountant, Huth earned an undergraduate degree in accounting from Moravian College and a master's in business administration at Lehigh University. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the secretary of the Eastern Association of College and University Business Officers (EACUBO).

Rebecca H. Brodigan named Director of Research and Analysis

Rebecca H. Brodigan has been named to the position of director of institutional research and analysis. Brodigan will be responsible for integrating data gathering and analysis to support planning and decision making across all sectors of the College.

Brodigan comes to Middlebury College with more than 14 years of experience in institutional research and planning in higher education. Most recently she served as the director of planning and research for Vermont State Colleges (VSC), where she coordinated all such work in a variety of areas, including student enrollment and financial aid for the five colleges of the VSC system. Prior to her position at VSC, Brodigan served as the associate dean for enrollment and information systems and planning at Bentley College in Waltham, Mass., and the executive assistant to the associate vice chancellor of admission and enrollment at the University of California at Berkeley.

Brodigan earned an undergraduate degree in political science from the University of Maine and a master's in public administration at George Washington University. She is the current treasurer of the Northeast Association for Institutional Research and a member of the American Association for Higher Education, the Association for Institutional Research, and Vermont Women in Higher Education.

Lily O'Leary named as Environmental Coordinator

Lily O'Leary has joined Middlebury College as environmental coordinator. In her new position, she will advise the College's environmental council, provide guidance regarding campus stewardship and operations, promote environmental awareness, and assist with the recycling program.

O'Leary was previously employed by Keene State College in Keene, N.H., where she was responsible for developing waste reduction and recycling initiatives, and educational materials. She also instituted the Council for a Sustainable Future to promote on-campus environmental awareness and stewardship, and served as advisor to the Campus Ecology Program, a nationally-affiliated student environmental organization.

O'Leary has been an active volunteer at the community, regional, and national level, formerly serving as a director of the Greater Keene Chamber of Commerce in Keene, N.H., and chair of its Environmental Committee; director of the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association; co-chair of the Northeast Collegiate Recyclers' Coalition; and member of the President's Commission on the Status of Women in 1997.

O'Leary earned an undergraduate degree in public relations from Simmons College and a master's in resource management and administration from Antioch New England Graduate School.