Robert A. Walton to Leave the Claremont University Consortium

Robert A. Walton, Chief Executive Officer, Claremont University Consortium (CUC), announced that he has been selected as Vice President for Finance and Administration at Vassar College and will resign from his post in Claremont effective September 30, 2013.

Bryant C. Danner, CUC Board Chair, recounted Walton’s many fine accomplishments and expressed appreciation for Walton’s bold leadership of the Consortium. Danner said that Walton “leaves behind a remarkable organization with an exceptional group of people—fully committed to continuing and building on Bob’s accomplishments. He will be missed.”

Walton joined the Claremont University Consortium (CUC) in 2007 after serving as chief financial and business officer for Wooster College. During his tenure at CUC, the organizational structure was revamped to encourage a higher level of service and quality, an award-winning renovation of a building to house administrative services was completed, a forward looking Land Planning Framework for consortium properties was approved by the CUC Board, and CUC carved out a prominent place as a key strategic partner of The Claremont Colleges.

Walton noted, “The CUC and The Claremont Colleges are extraordinary organizations. It has been my pleasure to have been given the opportunity to provide leadership these past six years. I look forward to watching from afar the continuing advances at The Claremont Colleges.

Walton beings his new position at Vassar on October 1, 2013.

"Bob's dynamic leadership will be missed by his colleagues on The Council of Presidents of The Claremont Colleges," said Lori Bettison-Varga, current chair of the council and president of Scripps College. "He has helped us build relationships nationally as well as in Asia. He has also strengthened our partnership with the City of Claremont and enhanced the level of services provided by CUC to our institutions.”

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