Arthur J. Rothkopf ’55, president emeritus of the College, retired as senior vice president and counselor to the president of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in July.
Rothkopf joined the chamber in July 2005 after serving 12 years as Lafayette’s 15th president. He led the chamber’s Education and Workforce initiative, including the non-profit Institute for a Competitive Workforce, and supervised the Business Civic Leadership Center, a non-profit affiliate of the chamber dedicated to improved business and society relations.
“Throughout his career, Arthur has been a major force in education reform in both the public and private sectors. He understands that education is the key to job growth and keeping America competitive in a worldwide economy,” said Thomas J. Donohue, the chamber’s president and CEO.
Rothkopf was recently appointed by the House of Representatives to a six-year term as a member of the Department of Education’s National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity. He will continue to serve as a trustee of American University and the Educational Testing Service and as a director of Verisk Analytics, a NASDAQ listed company. He plans to continue working in the education reform arena.