This November Franklin University Switzerland welcomed Alumnus Kim Hildebrant as its new Chairman of the Board.

Mr. Hildebrant serves as Franklin’s 6th Chair following Mr. Pat Tone, one of Franklin’s founders and Chairman since 2010. “We all owe Pat and his co-founders admiration and respect for having had the courage and vision nearly 50 years ago to lay the foundation upon which today stands an outstanding dual accredited institution called Franklin University. A university which since then has become a second home and family to thousands of alumni from around the world,” said Mr. Hildebrant.

Mr. Hildebrant graduated Franklin University Switzerland in 1990 with a BA in International Relations. He is currently a partner in several international private firms and heads a successful financial management consulting company in Ticino. He has been an active Franklin Board member since 2012 and is a regular figure on campus. “I intend to lead by example, and I can assure you that I will listen attentively to Franklin’s concerns or expectations so that inclusiveness and a common purpose toward Franklin's future remains a shared value among us,” noted Mr. Hildebrant when asked about the way forward for the university.

President Gregory Warden states “I look forward to working with Mr. Hildebrant because Kim is truly international in background and attitude, and in that sense is a characteristic Franklin alumnus. He will help us to continue to shape a professional, collaborative, and international board of trustees.”