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Robert V. Fogel

Robert V. Fogel has been named the new dean for administration at Harvard University's graduate school of education.

His appointment marks the first time that the school has hired a person without a traditional education background for that position.

Mr. Fogel, who started the job last week, is overseeing the 1,000-student school's administrative functions, including finance, technology services, human resources, student affairs, and library services.

Mr. Fogel, 41, was previously the president and chief executive officer of the Boston-based Harvard Business School Interactive Inc., a nonprofit arm of the university's business school that develops specialized executive-training programs for corporations.

John A. O'Brien

John A. O'Brien has been appointed the president of the private Milton Hershey School in Hershey, Pa.

Mr. O'Brien, 59, has been serving as the interim president since last December, after a controversial reorganization of the 1,300-student school's board of managers. ("Hershey School Lives With Controversy," Oct. 16, 2002.)

Before joining the Milton Hershey School, Mr. O'Brien served as president of Renaissance Leadership, an Easton, Md.-based consulting company.

The school serves disadvantaged students in grades pre-K-12.

Jady L. Johnson

Jady L. Johnson is the new executive director of the Reading Recovery Council of North America.

Ms. Johnson, 46, ran a Columbus, Ohio-based consulting firm, Jady Johnson and Associates, before taking the executive director position.

The Reading Recovery Council, also based in Columbus, promotes a one-to-one tutoring program aimed at low-achieving 1st graders. The council has 11,000 members.

—By Catherine A. Carroll

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Vol. 23, Issue 2, Page 5

Published in Print: September 10, 2003, as People in the News

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