Claremont, Calif. (PRWEB) June 02, 2014
Bryant C. Danner, chair of the Claremont University Consortium (CUC) Board of Overseers, today announced the appointment of Stig Lanesskog as chief executive officer of the Consortium (CUC), effective August 1, 2014.
The CEO position directs and oversees the activities provided by CUC for The Claremont Colleges, an internationally renowned cluster of five undergraduate colleges and two graduate institutions serving more than 6,000 students.
Lanesskog brings extensive experience in integrating and transforming organizations in complex environments and in creating and leading shared service organizations. He comes to CUC from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he was associate provost for strategic planning and assessment. He also served U of I as associate dean for MBA programs and director of the Illinois Business Consulting, in the College of Business.
He is a board member of the Network for Change and Continuous Innovation and has served as a member of the Champaign School District Unit 4 Board of Education. He has presented on strategic planning and assessment at national conferences; consulted for such diverse clients as Target Corporation, the Committee on Institutional Cooperation, and Columbia University; and been published in Consulting Magazine. He earned a bachelor of science degree in business administration/marketing and an MBA from the University of Illinois.
“The search focused on finding a leader prepared to take CUC to the next level as a service provider in higher education, and I am confident we have accomplished just that,” Danner said. “Stig’s particular blend of experience will serve The Claremont Colleges well as CUC continues to plan and implement initiatives designed to support a stellar group of colleges in the changing world of 21st century higher education.
“As we prepare to welcome Stig, I also acknowledge Mel Dinkel for his tremendous service as interim CEO. He ensured that the CUC maintained focus on its mission and kept this important organization moving forward efficiently and meaningfully, and we are most appreciative,” Danner said.
Lori Bettison-Varga, president of Scripps College, served as co-chair of the CUC CEO Search Committee along with Robert E. Gipson, a member of the CUC Board of Overseers, and she expressed the enthusiasm of her presidential colleagues upon the successful completion of the national search.
“We look forward to working with Stig as he and his staff facilitate collaboration among our institutions and as he provides the leadership necessary to enhance service delivery and generate greater opportunities for cost savings and efficiencies.”
“It is an honor to join an organization that is so highly regarded in the higher education consortium community,” Lanesskog said. “I look forward to leading the CUC staff in partnering with The Claremont Colleges to provide exceptional services to students, faculty, and staff and to advance our position as a leader in higher education collaboration.”
Claremont University Consortium
Claremont University Consortium is a service organization that is a national leader in providing academic and business services. CUC provides shared services for The Claremont Colleges, the internationally renowned cluster of five undergraduate colleges and two graduate institutions serving more than 6,000 students. The consortium offers the expansive physical facilities and wide selection of courses, faculty, student services, and extracurricular activities of a university, and the personalized education of small private colleges. The consortium includes Pomona College (established in 1887), Claremont Graduate University (1925), Claremont University Consortium (1925), Scripps College (1926), Claremont McKenna College (1946), Harvey Mudd College (1955), Pitzer College (1963), and the Keck Graduate Institute of Applied Life Science (1997). For more information, visit http://www.cuc.claremont.edu.