William M. Dietel

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William M. (Bill) Dietel "has combined careers in educational, philanthropic, and nonprofit sector leadership, spanning more than 40 years.

"Mr. Dietel is a graduate of Princeton University and holds a masters and doctoral degree from Yale University. He also studied at the Institute of Historical Research at the University of London.

"Mr. Dietel taught history at the University of Massachusetts and was an associate professor of the humanities at Amherst College, where he also served as assistant dean of the college. From 1961 to 1970 he was principal of the Emma Willard School in Troy, New York. He joined the Rockefeller Brothers Fund in 1970 and served as president from 1975 to 1987.

"Mr. Dietel has had extensive experience as a board member and officer of a broad array of nonprofit organizations, including the New York Public Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, BoardSource, Winrock International Institute for Agricultural Development, The National Trust for Historic Preservation, and Vassar College. He is also a board member of the Idyllwild Arts Academy, the Winthrop Rockefeller Charitable Trust, and the Conservation Research Center Foundation in Front Royal, Virginia. Presently, Mr. Dietel is chair of the Pierson-Lovelace Foundation and the Brain Mapping Medical Research Organization at the UCLA Medical School, both in Los Angeles, and the Child Care and Learning Center in Washington, Virginia. He is the founding chair of the American Friends of the British Museum and the American Farmland Trust in Washington, D.C. Mr. Dietel is a member of the executive committee of the Institute for Philanthropy in London." [1]

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  1. William M. Dietel, BoardSource, accessed September 24, 2007.