Dr. Quimby Named Phi Beta Kappa Senator
Dr. Peter H. Quimby ‘85, has been elected to serve a six-year term as a senator of the Phi Beta Kappa Society. His election took place August 3 at the Society's 43rd Triennial Council in Palm Beach, Florida. Phi Beta Kappa is the nation's oldest and most prestigious academic honor society in higher education.
Long active in the Society, Dr. Quimby has taken on positions of increasing responsibility over the last dozen years. A delegate to four of the last five Councils, Quimby served first as chapter secretary at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and then at Princeton University where he oversaw the successful nomination of the 2009 Romanell Phi Beta Kappa Professor and associated public lectures. He was appointed to the Society's Committee on Qualifications (the body responsible for evaluating applications for new chapters) in 2009.
The Phi Beta Kappa Senate is the general administrative body of the Phi Beta Kappa Society. It consists of 24 Senators elected by the Council. The Senate reports to the Council concerning the work of the Society. “Phi Beta Kappa’s values align perfectly with the educational philosophy long espoused by The Governor’s Academy,” said Dr. Quimby. “By championing the importance of lifelong learning, celebrating the value of thoughtful, intellectual engagement with others, and reinforcing the centrality of intellectual integrity in society at large, we are promoting at Governor’s the kind of success that Phi Beta Kappa recognizes at the college level. I am honored to have the opportunity to lobby on behalf of these values at the national level by serving as a member of the Senate.”
Board President Jeffrey Gordon '69 commented on Dr. Quimby's election adding, "We are extremely proud of this distinguished position to which Peter has been elected. There is no doubt that this will reflect well on our school and his work as our Headmaster."
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