Kurt M. Landgraf has managed 66,000 employees as chief operating officer at DuPont, headed an international educational nonprofit and helped shape educational policy as a member of the New Jersey Commission on Higher Education.
Landgraf, 69, sees those experiences as key to his approach as the next president of Washington College on Maryland's Eastern Shore. The college's Board of Visitors and Governors announced his appointment on Friday — one day after outgoing President Sheila Bair said she would resign to spend more time with her family. Landgraf will take the reins July 1.
"This is exactly what I was hoping to do with the rest of my career," he said.