Woodstock Institute Board of Directors Appoints Dory M. Rand President after National Search

June 18, 2008 - 11:39am

The Board of Directors of Woodstock Institute is pleased to announce the
appointment of Dory M. Rand as its sixth president. 


“Dory Rand brings a
wealth of community reinvestment knowledge and proven ability to shape
financial services policy to promote real world benefits for lower-income
people,” says Woodstock Institute Chairperson Ada Skyles.

Ms. Rand joins Woodstock Institute after 12 years at the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law in Chicago, most recently as the supervising attorney of the Center’s Community Investment Unit.  In this position, Ms. Rand advocated for and represented lower-income people on welfare law and public policy issues at the local, state, and national levels.  She and her staff focused on expanding community reinvestment and asset-building opportunities that move people from poverty to prosperity.

Shriver Center President John Bouman said, "Dory built a wonderful record of accomplishments at the Shriver Center helping low-income people build assets, and this is sure to continue as she assumes leadership at Woodstock Institute."

Ms. Rand’s appointment is effective Wednesday July 16th, 2008.  She succeeds Malcolm Bush, who resigned in February after a 15 year term to become a Research Fellow at the Chapin Hall Center for Children at the University of Chicago.