The First Woman President of the Hertz Foundation

kosak_robbee-bakerThe Fannie and John Hertz Foundation in Livermore, California, has announced Robbee Baker Kosak as its new president. Kosak is the first woman to hold the position at the foundation that supports Ph.D. students in the physical, biological, and engineering sciences.

Kosak is the former vice president of university advancement for Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. There, she lead a successful, $1 billion fundraising drive. Earlier in her career, she was vice president for institute advancement at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York. She has also held fundraising positions at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, and Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.

Kosak is a summa cum laude graduate of Pennsylvania State University.

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