May 27, 1999

Middlebury College Appoints David W. Ginevan Executive Vice President for Facilities Planning

David W. Ginevan, executive vice president and treasurer of Middlebury College, has been named to the newly created position of executive vice president for facilities planning, effective July 1. He will continue to report to Middlebury President John M. McCardell, Jr. His responsibilities as treasurer will be assumed by F. Robert Huth, vice president for administration and chief financial officer. The Middlebury College board of trustees has named Ginevan treasurer emeritus in recognition of his 16 years of service managing College finances.

According to McCardell, "In the next five years, the College will face the most exciting and challenging of times. The last five years and the next five will complete a decade with more expansion in it than any other time in our history. How well we succeed with the projects we undertake will have profound impact on the College's future. In my view, there is only one person capable of performing these tasks, and doing so with success, and that person is Dave Ginevan."

In his new position, Ginevan will have a variety of duties, including the management of a facilities planning team, which will create, staff, and maintain a "situation room," accessible to all, where models of construction projects in various stages of completion will be on display. He will serve as the official College authority for the facilities planning and construction processes, regularly communicating with constituencies on and off campus, from student groups to architects and construction firms. He also will be the principal College representative working with Middlebury town officials.

McCardell commented, "It has become increasingly clear this year that the oversight and direction of our facilities plan require the full-time attention of someone who can bring to so challenging a task an intimate knowledge of the campus, the physical plant, and the complexities of the permitting process.

"I am grateful to Dave for his willingness to assume these new duties, and to Bob Huth, to whom, with every confidence, the financial reins of the College are now handed," added McCardell.

Ginevan has been the treasurer of the College for 16 years. He joined the Middlebury College administration in 1973.