Pitzer College introduced modifications to its cabinet management in a Feb. 17 e mail from President Melvin Oliver to the group, together with the addition of a chief operating officer position.
Laura Troendle will assume the position of chief operating officer, a position now merged with the duties held by the school’s chief of workers. In addition to enterprise chief of workers duties, Troendle will proceed her position as treasurer, coordinate Pitzer’s coverage, present govt management and be accountable for operational and monetary oversight for the school, in accordance with the e-mail.
Pitzer is the newest establishment among the many Claremont Colleges to have a chief operating officer, following Claremont McKenna College and Pomona College.
Oliver expressed confidence in Troendle’s govt management, operational and monetary oversight and talent to “lead [Pitzer] budgetarily through the [COVID-19] crisis.”
Pitzer was the only undergraduate Claremont College that didn’t furlough any workers members when the COVID-19 pandemic pressured the opposite undergraduate schools within the consortium to furlough workers members amid budget shortfalls. Their endowment was valued at $144 million as of November 2020, in accordance with earlier TSL protection on 5C endowments. $86 million of that endowment — or roughly 60 % — was within the type of unrestricted funds, making it essentially the most versatile and operational endowment of the 5Cs.
Jamie Jorgenson, Pitzer’s earlier chief authorized officer and chief of workers to the president, stepped down from his duties late February. During his time at Pitzer, he oversaw a number of domains, together with Title IX insurance policies and Pitzer’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, in accordance with the e-mail.
As Jorgenson ventures additional into his profession in increased training, he’ll proceed to facilitate Pitzer in a brand new authorized endeavour the school is enterprise.
He will function the “primary point of contact” between Pitzer and Husch Blackwell, a prime law firm within the nation with main practices in increased training. Pitzer just lately negotiated an settlement with HB to obtain the agency’s authorized providers, and Oliver expressed his optimism in regards to the “depth and breadth of expertise” the agency can present for Pitzer.
“I am confident that our renewal, restructuring and consolidation of our cabinet will bring the kind of innovation we need to improve our processes, lower administrative costs, increase efficiency in our operations, and position us to build upon our ability to deliver a quality educational experience for all our students,” Oliver mentioned.