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Sarah Reese Wallace '76 Elected to Chair Board of Trustees

April 23, 2010

Sarah Wallace 2010s.jpgApril 23, 2010, Greencastle, Ind. — Sarah Reese Wallace, a 1976 graduate of DePauw, has been elected chair of the University's Board of Trustees -- the first woman to hold the post in the institution's 173-year history.  Wallace, who has served as a Trustee since 2000, was elected at this board's annual spring meeting.  She will serve a three-year term and replaces R. David Hoover '67 who chaired the board for the past three years and remains a Trustee of DePauw.

"It's very exciting, but also very humbling at the same time," says Wallace, who is chair and director of First Federal Savings and Loan Association of Newark, Ohio.  She tells The DePauw, "I am absolutely thrilled to lead DePauw in this way.  We have such an opportunity to take this University to new heights."

Wallace served as chair of the committee that led the search for DePauw's nineteenth president, Brian W. Casey. She chairs the board's Buildings and Grounds Committee and serves on the committees which oversee academic affairs and admission and Casey Wallace NC.jpgoutreach.

"She is deeply committed to DePauw," Dr. Casey tells the student newspaper. "She loves the institution.  She went here, all four of her brothers and sisters went here, her three children went here.  I think it's a very good moment for the institution."

Wallace's husband, John, was her classmate at DePauw.

"I know Sarah is going to push me and the administration very hard," adds President Casey.  "My sense is she's very excited about the direction of the institution and really wants to see it move in a very ambitious way."

Read more at The DePauw's Web site.

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