Rob Havers

Rob Havers

The George C. Marshall Foundation announced this week that it has selected a new president following an extensive national search.

Rob Havers, the executive director of the National Churchill Museum and vice president for the Churchill Institute at Westminster College in Fulton, Mo., is expected to join the Lexington-based foundation in mid-May.

“We are extremely fortunate to have attracted Dr. Havers, whose impressive record as an executive director of a museum and library and significant career as a military historian superbly match the skills and experience needed for his new role at the Marshall Foundation,” John B. Adams Jr., chairman of the Marshall Foundation Board of Trustees, said in a prepared statement. “We were impressed by Dr. Havers’ success in building an international following for The Churchill Museum resulting in significant financial support from grant-making organizations and individual donors.”

The Churchill Museum includes a museum, archives and a research library, all similar components to the structure of the Marshall Foundation. Havers has been affiliated with the Churchill organizations and Westminster College for the past decade. Previously, he served as Fulbright-Robertson visiting professor of British history at Westminster College and as a professor of War Studies at Sandhurst and taught at the London School of Economics and Political Science and Cambridge.

Havers graduated from Queen Mary College, University of London with a bachelor’s degree in history and politics; London School of Economics and Political Science with a master’s degree in later modern British history and Pembroke College of University of Cambridge with a Ph.D.

The Marshall Foundation is located on the campus of Virginia Military Institute where George C. Marshall graduated in 1901.

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