College President Voted Chair-Elect of LL International Board

Published 11.14.2008

Faculty & Staff

Davie Jane GilmourPennsylvania College of Technology President Davie Jane Gilmour has been voted chairperson-elect of the Little League International Board of Directors, it was announced Friday by board Chairman Dennis Lewin.

"Little League has always looked to maintain a varied group on the International Board of Directors," said Lewin, who assumed the chairmanship in 2007. "Dr. Gilmour brings a wealth of expertise and experience to the position of chairperson. 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."

Lewin's term will expire in 2012, at which timeGilmour will assume the chairmanship the first woman in that role.

She joined the college in 1977 as an instructor and curriculum developer in the dental hygiene program after receiving her Ph.D. and master's degrees in health education from the Pennsylvania State University. Her undergraduate work was done at West Liberty State College, where she earned a bachelor's degree in dental hygiene education and an associate degree in dental hygiene. In 1996, she became Penn College's highest-ranking academic officer vice president of academic affairs and, in 1998, became president.

"I have a genuine respect for the role and responsibility of chairperson, and I'm proud to be associated with an organization that plays such a relevant role in the lives of so many children," Gilmour said.

"I see many parallels between the roles of chairperson and college president," she 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, Gilmour has served as chairman of the Williamsport-Lycoming Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and president of the Community Arts Center Board of Directors. She also has been a member of the Penn College Foundation Board of Directors, the Central Pennsylvania Workforce Development Corp. Board of Directors, the Susquehanna Health System Board, the First Community Foundation, the Industrial Properties Corp. Board, and a trustee to the YWCA of Williamsport.

She resides inLoyalsock Townshipwith her husband, Fred.

Penn College was founded as Williamsport Technical Institute in 1941, and it became Williamsport Area Community College in 1965. The school was named a Penn State affiliate 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.

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.