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10-21-2008

Herrmann Elected Clarkson University Trustee

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Clarkson University alumna Dianna Jones Herrmann, firm wide recruiting operations manager at Morrison & Foerster LLP, has been elected to Clarkson’s board of trustees. She will serve on the student affairs and institutional advancement committees.

Herrmann earned a bachelor of science degree in civil and environmental engineering and a bachelor’s in technical communications, both with distinction, from Clarkson in 1985. She received an MBA from the Harvard Business School in 1990. herrmann

Morrison & Foerster LLP is an international law firm with more than 1,000 lawyers in key finance and technology centers offering clients comprehensive, global legal services in business and litigation. Herrmann is based in San Francisco and Palo Alto, Calif.

Herrmann was formerly a McKinsey & Company consultant in San Francisco. In more than 10 years with McKinsey, Herrmann served as an associate, an electronics operations specialist and the professional development director for the North American Operations Practice.

Prior to attending Harvard, Herrmann was a construction project manager for New England Telephone and a real estate acquisitions manager for NYNEX Properties.

Herrmann received the Woodstock Award from Clarkson University in 2005 to recognize her loyalty and service to the school. She also served three years as chairperson of the Dickens House, a designer showhouse and boutique benefiting the students of St. Matthew’s Episcopal Day School.

Herrmann resides in Burlingame, Calif., with her two children, Christine, a freshman at the Castilleja School, and Alex, a sixth grader at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Day.

Clarkson University launches leaders into the global economy. One in six alumni already leads as a CEO, VP or equivalent senior executive of a company. Located just outside the Adirondack Park in Potsdam, N.Y., Clarkson is a nationally recognized research university for undergraduates with select graduate programs in signature areas of academic excellence directed toward the world’s pressing issues. Through 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, sciences and health sciences, the entire learning-living community spans boundaries across disciplines, nations and cultures to build powers of observation, challenge the status quo, and connect discovery and engineering innovation with enterprise.

[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Michael P. Griffin, director of News & Digital Content Services, at 315-268-6716 or mgriffin@clarkson.edu.]

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