BRATTLEBORO -- World Learning announced Thursday that Adam Weinberg will step down as president and CEO at the end of June 2013 to become the next president of Denison University.
"Brattleboro has been an incredible place for me and my family," stated Weinberg in a press release. "I have learned and grown from the ethos and spirit of Vermont, and I am proud of what we have accomplished, especially strengthening our Vermont presence."
"When he leaves, Adam will have been with us for almost eight years," stated Board Chairwoman Rosamond Delori. "In that time, he has grown our global network of programs, while also significantly strengthening our financial health."
During his tenure, Weinberg oversaw a significant expansion of World Learning's programming, including the growth of its presence in the Middle East. SIT Study Abroad has also seen the highest enrollments in the organization's history and last year SIT Graduate Institute launched its first master's degree program in Washington, D.C. Currently, World Learning operates education, exchange, and development programs in over 60 countries, with annual revenues of $130 million.
"This year, we are celebrating 80 years of advancing global leadership. Adam took a strong organization and focused it while preparing it for another 80 years of success," stated World Learning Board member, and part-time Brattleboro resident Bob Adams.
Located in Granville, Ohio, Denison University is a highly selective college enrolling 2,100 undergraduate students in an educational environment that fosters rigorous scholarship, civic engagement, and cultivation of independent thinking.
Weinberg noted the next decade will be an important one for residential liberal arts colleges. He is excited to help Denison University meet these challenges, while contributing to the larger debate in higher education about the importance of a liberal arts education.
World Learning will initiate the search process for its next chief executive immediately to ensure a smooth transition of leadership.