Dear Truman Scholars,
It is with mixed emotions that I inform you that I will leave the position of Executive Secretary of the Truman Foundation in the new year. I have accepted appointment as the 19th President of Texas Wesleyan University in Fort Worth. You may recall that I served as dean of the law school there prior to joining the Truman Foundation staff.
Melany and I are very excited about returning to Fort Worth and I am happy to be more directly involved again in higher education administration. But, I will miss the day-to-day involvement with all of you.
Secretary Albright informed the Foundation Trustees today at the Annual Board meeting. She recommended to the Board that I be elected Treasurer of the Foundation to continue working on financial issues in a formal capacity. The Board approved her recommendation and I have accepted this position.
Secretary Albright will announce in the near future a selection process to identify my successor. In the interim, I will continue to work closely with the Foundation’s wonderful and dedicated staff to make sure we are able to continue our essential mission of identifying and supporting public service leaders.
I look forward to continued involvement with the Truman Scholar community!
Fred Slabach (MS ’77)