President’s Council

The mission of the Plymouth State University President’s Council is to raise funds for endowments and to develop University resources that will advance the mission and vision of Plymouth State University.

The President’s Council, established at Plymouth State University in 2001, is a volunteer advisory group that provides leadership and support to the President of Plymouth State University regarding development and fundraising.  The Council’s mission is to raise funds for endowments and to develop University resources that will advance the mission and vision of Plymouth State University.

The Council’s initial charge was to raise $4.5 million in the “Expanding Our Reach” campaign, focusing on support for the Boyd Science Center, endowments, the performing and visual arts, and campus beautification-notably, the George Lundeen bronze sculpture of Robert Frost in front of Rounds Hall.  Meeting and exceeding that goal, the Council was instrumental in raising over $7 million; including the University’s first million dollar gift for scholarships.

Currently, the President’s Council is working on behalf of “Imagine A Way,” a comprehensive campaign currently in the silent phase that will raise endowment funds for the ice arena and welcome center, phase I of the Center for Active Living, Learning, and Wellness (ALLWell), as well as for scholarships, professorships, and programs.  The Council’s leadership and experience are vital to connecting the University to our supporters, and their own generous, thoughtful philanthropy sets both the examples and the pace for building a culture of support at PSU.

Emeriti

  • William S. Belvin
  • John L. Daly ’67
  • Joseph A. Dudek, ’87
  • Gordon MacEwan ’75
  • Steve F. Edwards ’86
  • John Wesley Irvin ’94
  • Theresa Koehler ’91, 04G
  • Janet Fagnant Learned ’66
  • John W. Manion ’85
  • William H. Marston ’54, ’64G
  • L. Douglas O’Brien
  • Michael J. Spinelli Jr. ’68
  • Roberta Wallace Stearns ’61