THE FRANKLIN Institute has tapped chief operating officer Larry Dubinski to replace longtime president and chief executive officer Dennis M. Wint, the museum announced yesterday.
Dubinski, who also serves as general counsel and secretary, will assume the role in July after being chosen by the institute's search committee with unanimous support from the board of trustees.
Wint, the institute's longest-tenured president after serving for 20 years, will become president emeritus. He is leaving to become a part-time faculty member at Drexel University, where he will help to guide its new graduate program in museum leadership.
"The Franklin Institute has enjoyed tremendous success under the leadership of Dr. Wint, the longest-serving president in the institute's 190-year history, including the founding of the Science Leadership Academy, the launch of several new programs for disadvantaged youth, and the realization of the Nicholas and Athena Karabots Pavilion, which opens this coming June," said Donald Morel Jr., the institute's board chairman and chairman and CEO of West Pharmaceutical Services.