Why College Matters
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Educational Testing Service (ETS)
Wednesday, December 4, at 12:15 p.m.
Science Lecture Hall, Science Building, 315 Penn Street
Dean Kriste Lindenmeyer and the Department of Biology at Rutgers–Camden invite you to lunch and a lecture, Why College Matters, by Walt MacDonald, Ph.D. Dr. MacDonald is a Rutgers–Camden alum (CCAS’74, Biology) who went on to earn a Ph.D. in Biology from Rutgers University and then was hired by ETS, the world-leading non-profit educational measurement and research organization. He was recently selected as the company’s next President and CEO.
Dr. MacDonald is returning to campus to discuss his professional path with students, faculty, and staff during free period on Wednesday, December 4, in the Science Lecture Hall. Food and beverages will be provided for all attendees. Registration is not required. Please contact Margo Bresnen at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
For more information about Dr. MacDonald, see below:
Walt MacDonald was recently selected as the next President and CEO of Education Testing Service (ETS) and will officially assume these roles on January 1. In his current capacity as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Dr. MacDonald is responsible for the business and operational units of ETS, the world-leading non-profit educational measurement and research organization. He ensures that these units meet the evolving needs of ETS’s clients and customers and works to achieve the company’s mission of improving quality and equity in education.
After joining its College Board division as a science assessment specialist in 1984, Dr. MacDonald went on to spend most of his professional life at ETS and hold leadership positions throughout one of the most productive periods in the company’s history. Dr. MacDonald has led its SAT® and Advanced Placement® programs, Teacher Licensure and Certification programs, and National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) and K–12 assessments, among many other programs. He has also overseen ETS’s worldwide growth by keeping its major brands—such as the GRE®, TOEFL®, TOEIC®, and PRAXIS® tests—state-of-art.
Dr. MacDonald received a B.A. in Biology at Rutgers–Camden in 1974 and later earned a Ph.D. in Ecology at Rutgers–New Brunswick. Most recently he completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.