Large to head Oglethorpe University

Larry Large, Reed's executive vice president, has been named president of Oglethorpe University, in Atlanta, Georgia. He will assume office on April 1. His wife, Marsha, director of conference and events planning, has worked at Reed for 16 years and will join him later that summer.

"The job provides a series of challenges for which Larry is uniquely qualified. Oglethorpe is lucky to have found an educational leader of Larry's abilities," said Reed president Steven Koblik. Large returned to Reed in 1995 as executive vice president, having previously served as vice president for development and college relations from 1982 to 1987. While at Reed, Large spearheaded two major fundraising campaigns--the five-year, $45 million campaign that began in 1983, and the five-year, $80 million campaign that began in 1995. During the intervening years, he was vice chancellor of public affairs for the Oregon University System and vice president for public affairs and development for the University of Oregon.

"During my years at Reed I've gained incredible respect for the Reed community's values, hard work, and intelligence," said Large. "Although Reed is a small college, it is made great by its singleminded commitment to its mission and the dedication of its students, faculty, staff, alumni, trustees, parents, and friends. It's been such an important part of my life, and I will miss it."

Hugh Porter named vice president for development

Hugh Porter, currently director of development at Reed, has been named vice president for development, effective March 1, 1999.

In his new position, Porter will have direct responsibility for providing leadership and management oversight for all college fundraising activities, including the Campaign for Reed College, the annual fund, corporate and foundation support, leadership giving, stewardship of donors, and prospect research. In addition, he will serve as a liaison to the board of trustees, the national advisory council, the technology advisory council, and the Reed entrepreneurial network. He will also have primary responsibility for government relations.

"The college is very fortunate that Hugh has agreed to apply his dedication, energy, imagination, and consummate professionalism to this new set of responsibilities as we move forward to successfully complete the Campaign for Reed College," said president Steven Koblik in making the announcement.

Immediately prior to his coming to Reed last January, Porter was director of annual fund programs at Yale. In that capacity, he supervised a fundraising team responsible for raising over $20 million annually and shared management oversight for more than 800 fundraising volunteers.

Porter graduated from Yale in 1983 with an A.B. cum laude in music and an M.Phil. in the history of music in 1989. He has served as a visiting instructor at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music and was a teaching assistant at Yale.

Parshall named to Goodsell chair in art history

Peter Parshall was recently named the first Jane Neuberger Goodsell Professor of Art History. The chair, which was created in order to enhance the teaching of art history as a humanistic discipline, was made possible by a 1990 gift from Portland philanthropists and long-time Reed supporters Edward and Sue Cooley and John and Betty Gray.

Parshall is the author of numerous books and articles, including The Renaissance Print: 1470-1550(1994, Yale University Press), co-written with David Landau. The book, which was lauded by the New York Timesas a "daringly conceived and magnificently produced book that should stand for many years to come," received the 1995 Jan Mitchell Prize for best art history book in the English language and was cited in Apollo Magazineas book of the year. In the preface to The Renaissance Print,Parshall wrote, "In a myriad of essential if often intangible ways this book is indebted to several generations of Reed College students who have shown themselves ready to engage those perennial problems that make the history of art such a pleasurable and practicing discipline."

Parshall's other works include the 1986 Art and the Reformation: an Annotated Bibliography,which he co-wrote with Linda Parshall, and numerous articles for national publications. Parshall's many awards include a 1995-96 Andrew Mellon Fellowship at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the 1992 Burlington Northern Award for teaching and scholarship, and a 1982-83 National Endowment for the Humanities fellowship. In addition to his activities at Reed, Parshall serves on the editorial board of the Art Bulletin. A member of the Reed faculty since 1971, Parshall received his B.A. from the University of Redlands and his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago.

Jane Neuberger Goodsell '42, for whom the chair is named, was the award-winning author of several books for children and a nationally syndicated columnist. Goodsell majored in English literature at Reed and began her writing career as she was raising three daughters. In addition to her column "From Soup to Nonsense," which was syndicated in the national labor press, Goodsell published her first children's book, Katie's Magic Glasses,in 1965. Her later books include Toby's Toe, Not a Good Word About Anybody,and children's biographies of Eleanor Roosevelt, the Mayo brothers, and Hawaii senator Daniel Inouye. The latter won an award from the National Council for Social Studies.

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