William P. "Bill" Reed '76
Vice President-Senior Credit Officer, Moody's Investors Service
A.B. Davidson, 1976
M.B.A. Darden, University of Virginia, 1981
Current: Member, NYC Alumni Chapter
Former: Alumni Service Award 2001; Vice President, Alumni Association Board; Member, New York DAAP Chapter; Co-chair, 25th Class Reunion; Board of Advisers, William H. Terry Scholarship; Career Services Networking Reception; Annual Fund Class Agent
Honor Council; Freshman Adviser Co-Chair; Hall Counselor; North Carolina Fellow; STEP Tutor; Who's Who Among American Colleges and Universities; YMCA Vice President; Admissions Guide; Cheer Leader/Mascot; St. Alban's Episcopal Church Vestry; IMAC; Phi Delta Theta; Debate Team
Current: The Berkeley Carroll School Parent Association 1886 Society; Prospect Park Alliance
Former: Institutional Investor's All-America Fixed Income Research Team-First Team Basic Industries; VP, Third Street Block Association
Spouse: Molly P. Toll-Reed
Children: Margot Curlin Reed and Phoebe Kelley Reed
Attending my 35th reunion in June reaffirmed that my time at Davidson, during college and afterward, provided me with some of the best memories and greatest experiences of my life. Many of my closest friendships originated at Davidson, especially those made on my freshman hall. Along with wonderful memories, Davidson's dedicated faculty and administrators provided us with an excellent education.
My commitment to support our college with both time and resources is a function of Davidson's positive impact on my life, the lives of current students, and alumni. The mission of the college, as expressed in the Presidential Prospectus on the Davidson Web site, states it more eloquently than I can:
"Davidson exists to provide young men and women with a breadth and excellence of education in the liberal arts, to develop in these students a foundation for lifelong learning, and to prepare them for productive and meaningful lives of leadership and service in a complex world."
"The college strives to enrich its community by attracting, supporting, and retaining students, faculty, and staff from a diversity of backgrounds and perspectives who bring a variety of talents, passions, and perspectives."
Over time, I have seen how the diverse talents of the Davidson College community-students, faculty, administration, and alumni-have a meaningful and positive impact on local communities and our ever-changing world. The challenge for Davidson is to continue to adapt, where necessary, to our evolving global, social, and educational landscape, while at the same time preserving the ethos and traditions that are central to the Davidson community.
Post graduation, I have had the good fortune to be involved in many areas of the college. Our oldest daughter just graduated from a small liberal arts college, and our youngest is a rising senior in high school exploring the college decision. Being keenly aware of my daughters' college experiences, in combination with an active interest in all things Davidson, would enable me to make a more effective contribution as a trustee.
Given my cherished memories, and sustained by the belief that we must actively support places that make our world a better place for future generations, I would be pleased to accept this chance, if elected, to be of service to Davidson as a member of the Board of Trustees.