Voices in the Wilderness

A forum for discussion of all things Dartmouth.

Monday, March 21, 2005

Dartmouth Trustees are People, Too

Voices in the Wilderness has promised to provide a personal glimpse of the men and women serving on the Dartmouth Board of Trustees by going beyond their amazing biographies on the Dartmouth website.

A few weeks ago, we linked to a recent San Francisco Chronicle piece on Dartmouth Trustee T.J. Rodgers '70.

Trustee Christine Burnley Bucklin '84. who also hails from California, looks like a cool lady. She was not only valedictorian of her class at Dartmouth, but also valedictorian of her class at Stanford Business School. Now, as COO of CarsDirect.com, she is one of the auto industry's top 100 women. And, she says that she has "not found my gender to be a big issue."

Here is a neat interview via ideaLab!, where Christine was an entrepreneur-in-residence.

CarsDirect.com has won awards for its customer service, and models its success on providing consumers with clear, comprehensive information. I wonder what lessons Dartmouth College can learn from a consumer-driven business about managing its student and alumni relations.