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NEW EVP: Clifford Stanley of the U.S. Marine Corps

Major General Clifford L. Stanley, Deputy Commanding General, Marine Corps Combat Development Command, has been named Executive Vice President at Penn, President Judith Rodin announced. Maj. Gen. Stanley is expected to begin his new position here in mid-October.

As Executive Vice President, Maj. Gen. Stanley will serve as Penn‚s chief operating officer, responsible for finance, investments, human resources, business services, facilities and real estate, public safety, information systems, computing, and internal audit and compliance.

„Cliff is an inspirational leader and team builder committed to helping people exceed their expectations,š Dr. Rodin said. „His impressive record throughout his distinguished military career makes him the ideal choice to lead the Executive Vice President‚s division as we move ahead to implement our new strategic plan.š

Maj. Gen. Stanley said that he has a passion for mentoring people and he feels that as EVP he will have an opportunity to „make an impact and a difference.š

Maj. Gen. Stanley, has served more than 30 years on active duty in the Marine Corps. Since 2000, he served at Quantico,VA, where he was responsible for training and education, future planning, experimentation and

concept development for the U.S. Marine Corps‚ active duty and reserve personnel. Concurrently he served as the Marine Corps Principal Representative to the Joint Requirements Board in support of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.   

In 2001, he also served as Commanding  General at Quantico, where he was responsible  for the operation of a 60,000-acre base, overseeing  maintenance of the quality of life, living and  working conditions for more than 20,000 military  members, families and civilians, working  with a staff of more than 300 and controlling an  annual budget in excess of $133 million. 

He has also played major leadership roles  neighborhood, community and race relations,  implementing a variety of high impact initiatives  throughout his career. He was recognized  by the Marine Corps as the recipient of the 2002  NAACP Roy Wilkins Renowned Service Award.  the summer of 2000, the city of 29 Palms,  California, dedicated a park located next to City  Hall in honor of Maj. Gen. Stanley. The park,  which contains several monuments in recognition  of past local military achievements, was  officially named Clifford L. Stanley Park. 

Maj. Gen. Stanley has ties to Penn. For the past  two years, he served as keynote speaker at the  concluding dinner for the Wharton Leadership  Venture Program with the U.S. Marine Corps  Quantico, and this past October, he served as  leadership speaker at the Wharton School. 

„Cliff is a superb manager and strategic thinker  with a natural ability to bring out the best  people,š said Wharton School Dean Patrick Harker.  have known him since we both served as White  House Fellows and have always been impressed by  his energy and ability to motivate people.š    

Maj. Gen. Stanley joined the Marine Corps in  1969, where he earned progressively more senior  command responsibilities, serving at various  times as Platoon Commander, Company  Commander, Battalion Commander and Regimental  Commander. He is the highest ranking  African-American in the Marine Corps. 

He received a bachelor‚s degree in psychology  from South Carolina State University in  1969 and took his M.S. in counseling from Johns  Hopkins University in 1977, graduating with  honors. His formal military education includes  specialized military training: Amhibious Warfare  School in 1978, the Naval War College in  1983, Honor Graduate of U.S. Marine Corps  Command and Staff College in 1984 and National  War College in 1988. He was a White  House Fellow in 1991. 

Maj. Gen. Stanley is a recipient of the Legion  of Merit; the Defense Meritorious Service Medal;  Meritorius Medal with Gold Star; and the Navy  Commendation Medal. 

He has also served as a psychology and  leadership instructor for the U.S. Naval Academy;  Special Assistant and Marine Corps Aide  for the Assistant Secretary of the Navy; and  Marine Corps Institute and Parade Commander.  He was the East Regional Vice President of the  National Naval Officers Association, an organization  dedicated to recruiting, retention and career  development of minority officers. 

He and his wife, Rosalyn, have a daughter  who is currently serving as a lieutenant in the  U.S. Navy Nurse Corps.    

Almanac, Vol. 49, No. 3, September 10, 2002


September 10, 2002
Volume 49 Number 3

A Major General in the U.S. Marines has been named as Penn's EVP.
Civic House--the community service hub--has a new Faculty Advisor.
9/11 Remembrance
Senate Agenda
At the Convocation last Wednesday, the President and Provost welcomed the new students to campus with words of wisdom.
PennERA--Electronic Research Administration--is intended to streamline processes related to sponsored research.
PennKey, a new authentication system is coming to campus to improve network security and protect privacy online.
Remember last academic year? The Models of Excellence program seeks nominees whose notable achievements went above and beyond the job expectations.