Board votes to remove “interim” from title of former Thunderbird President Barbara Barrett

April 26, 2013

Thunderbird School of Global Management’s Board of Trustees announced today that “interim” will no longer modify the title of former Thunderbird President Barbara Barrett.

Thunderbird Board of Trustees Chairman Ann Iverson made the announcement at the dedication ceremony of the school’s executive education building, which has been renamed the Barbara and Craig Barrett Building in honor of the couple’s longtime, ongoing support of the school.

The board’s resolution stated that the reclassification of Ambassador Barrett’s role from interim president to president was due to her impeccable service and leadership while the school looked to fill the role permanently. It also cited her ability to bring students, jobs and donors to Thunderbird and her personification of the school’s mission, vision and values.

Ambassador Barrett served as Thunderbird president from April 27 to Nov. 1, 2012. Previously, she served on the Thunderbird Board of Trustees for 18 years, including a term as Chairman of the Board from 2001 to 2003.

Watch the video of Chairman Iverson reading the resolution here.

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