Dr. Davie Jane Gilmour Voted Little League International Board of Directors Chairman-Elect
Dr. Davie Jane Gilmour, President of the Pennsylvania College of Technology in Williamsport, was voted Chairman-Elect of the Little League International Board of Directors, it was announced today by board Chairman Dennis Lewin.
“Little League has always looked to maintain a varied group on the International Board of Directors,” Mr. Lewin, who assumed the chairmanship in 2007, said. “Dr. Gilmour brings a wealth of expertise and experience to the position of Chairman. She is highly respected in her field, and since joining the board in 2006, has provided a profound voice in crafting the future direction of the Little League program.”
Upon her election as Chairman, Dr. Gilmour will become the first female in that role. Mr. Lewin’s term will expire in 2012, at which time Dr. Gilmour will assume the chairmanship.
Dr. Gilmour joined the college in 1977 as an instructor and curriculum developer in the dental hygiene program after receiving her Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in health education from Penn State University. Her undergraduate work was done at West Liberty State College, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene education and associate’s degree in dental hygiene. In 1996, she became Penn College’s highest-ranking academic officer – Vice President of Academic Affairs – and in 1998 became the President.
“I have a genuine respect for the role and responsibility of chairman, and I’m proud to be associated with an organization that plays such a relevant role in the lives of so many children,” Dr. Gilmour said.
“I see many parallels between the roles of chairman and college president,” Dr. Gilmour said. “In both instances, I am afforded the chance to share in the personal growth of young people, and play a role in their development as they take those fateful first steps into the rest of their lives.”
Among her community affiliations and professional activities, Dr. Gilmour has served on the executive committee as chairman of the Williamsport-Lycoming Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, President of the Community Arts Center Board of Directors, Penn College Foundation Board of Directors, Central Pennsylvania Workforce Development Corporation Board of Directors, Susquehanna Health System Board, First Community Foundation, and a trustee to the YWCA of Williamsport.
Penn College was originally founded as Williamsport Technical Institute in 1941, and it became Williamsport Area Community College in 1965. The school was named an affiliate of The Pennsylvania State University in 1989 and was renamed Pennsylvania College of Technology. Penn College now is a strong force in higher education in Pennsylvania, offering certificate, associate and baccalaureate degree programs, with students from around the world enjoying the benefits of state-of-the-art programs in traditional and emerging technologies.
Dr. Gilmour resides in Williamsport with her husband, Mr. Fred Gilmour.
The Little League International Board of Directors, a volunteer board, is responsible for the management of the property and affairs of Little League Baseball and Softball. Little League, founded in 1939 in Williamsport, is the world’s largest organized youth sports program, with more than 2.6 million participants in all 50 U.S. states and scores of other countries.
The members of the Little League International Board of Directors are volunteers in this service to Little League Baseball and Softball. They receive no compensation for their dedicated work on behalf of the children of the world.
Dennis Lewin, Chairman, Wellington, Florida
Dr. Davie Jane Gilmour, Chairman-Elect, Williamsport, Pennsylvania
Stephen D. Keener, President and Chief Executive Officer, Williamsport, Pennsylvania
David Houseknecht, Chief Financial Officer, Muncy, Pennsylvania
Joseph W. Losch, Corporate Secretary, Williamsport, Pennsylvania
Pat Wilson, Vice President of Operations, Williamsport, Pennsylvania
Lance Van Auken, Vice President of Communications, South Williamsport, Pennsylvania
Melissa Singer, Treasurer, Montoursville, Pennsylvania
Board Members as of November 2008
Dr. James Andrews, Birmingham, Alabama
Dr. Darrell Burnett, Laguna Niguel, California
Paul H. Flanagan, Sophia, West Virginia
Robert Fleming, Las Vegas, Nevada
Giuseppe Guilizzoni, Novara, Italy
Dr. Creighton J. Hale, Williamsport, Pennsylvania
Tim Hughes, Williamsport, Pennsylvania
Sally John, Charlotte, North Carolina
Stephen D. Keener, Williamsport, Pennsylvania
Kenji Kimura, Tokyo, Japan
Dr. Luke LaPorta, Liverpool, New York
Jon D. Litner, Villanova, Pennsylvania
Douglas MacKenzie, Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Ferris Maness, Fresno, Texas
Jonathan Mariner, New York, New York
Mike Mussina, Montoursville, Pennsylvania
Ana F. Piñeros de Pelaez, Barranquilla, Colombia
John P. Roll, Greenville, Kentucky
David E. Ruotolo, West Haven, Connecticut
W. Dwight Raiford, New York, New York
Hugh E. Tanner, Houston, Texas
Bud Vanderberg, Kalamazoo, Michigan