“I have had the opportunity to write several new chapters in the evolving Woodbury University history,” said the school’s retiring president, Kenneth Nielsen. “The success the school has achieved (is) a result of the hard work, action, and vision of so many of my friends and colleagues.”
Many of those friends and colleagues gathered at the Jonathan Club to pay tribute to Nielsen this past Saturday evening. After his 16 years at the helm of the Glenoaks Boulevard university, Nielsen announced he would be stepping down from the presidential post last year.
Among those who were in attendance for the send-off that included the announcement of the establishment of a scholarship in Nielsen’s name, were the outgoing president’s wife, Rose Nielsen, the university’s chairman of the board of trustees, Robert Kummer, Jr., and Chairman Emeritus Richard King.
Notables among the board of trustees, president’s cabinet and executive council members and deans who enjoyed the evening were Seta Javor, Don St. Clair, Raymond Adams, Tillie J. Baptie, Gregory Bowman and Kay Farquhar.