Gift by the Arthur D. Dana Foundation was made in honor of Board of Trustee member Lee Spencer and his wife, Alice Dana Spencer
“The Spencers are true friends of Randolph-Macon College,” said President Robert Lindgren. “Their extraordinary vision for the school and their efforts in securing this valuable gift will help the college as it continues to attract the most talented students in the country. We are grateful for their personal dedication and the many ways they contribute to the success of this outstanding college.”
R-MC will use the funds to hire an admissions counselor who will be based in the northeast area of the country. The counselor will spearhead recruiting efforts and will also serve alumni in the area by keeping them connected with key programs and events and engaged with the college.
“This is a wonderful recruiting opportunity that will allow Randolph-Macon College to become a more geographically diverse community,” said Dr. Steven Nape, R-MC’s Dean of Admissions. “The northeast is an area where we have sought to personalize our recruiting program. This generous gift will allow us to accomplish that goal.”
Lee Spencer has been on R-MC Board of Trustees since 1998 and serves as a current member. The Spencers are also members of the college’s Presidents Society and have volunteered to help with annual fund campaigns and recruiting efforts. Spencer is the president of West Hill Properties in New York City. He joined the company after retiring as executive vice-president and general counsel for Prudential Securities Group, Inc. in 2000.
Randolph-Macon College plans to hire an admissions counselor to fill this position by the fall of 2008.
For more information, please contact Pam Harris Cox at 752-3712, firstname.lastname@example.org or Anne Marie Lauranzon at 804-752-7317.