Bill Fox, senior vice president for Institutional Advancement
(IA), will move to a new role as senior vice president for external
affairs, according to a Nov. 10 announcement by President Jim Wagner.
who has headed IA since 1991, said he will act as a "University
ambassador at large" in his new position, which will become effective
when his successor at IA is ready to take office. A national search
will be conducted to fill the position.
plans a major comprehensive campaign in the near future," Fox said. "Planning
for it and executing it successfully, which could be a 10-year
proces, requires a new leader. I would be well into my 70s by the
end of 10 years. Indeed, it would be, in my opinion, selfish of
me not to step aside. Emory needs 'new blood' in the total area
of fund raising and advancement."
his announcement, Wagner called Fox a "devoted friend and wise
counselor to the University and to innumerable students, alumni,
faculty and University friends."
[his new role], Bill will continue to maintain and build strong
relationships with individuals and organizations to whom Emory
owes a great deal, and through whom Emory hopes to draw strength
in moving toward its vision," Wagner said. "In characteristic and
unselfish style, Bill will remain in his current post until a successor
can be recruited."
said he will continue to oversee programs such as the Bobby Jones
Scholarship and Charter Day events, along with cultivating and
stewarding Emory's relationships with those people who have been
generous to the University.
be a globetrotter," he said. "I have no interest in retirement. I
want to serve Emory as long as Emory will permit me to serve, and
I just consider this opportunity a great blessing."