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Company Overview of Milton Hershey School

Company Overview

Milton Hershey School (MHS) is a residential school that offers free education, housing, clothing, meals, medical and dental care, and recreational services. Milton Hershey School was formerly known as Hershey Industrial School. It was founded in 1909 and is based in Hershey, Pennsylvania.

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Hershey, PA 17033

United States

Founded in 1909





Key Executives for Milton Hershey School

Vice Chairman and President
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Milton Hershey School Key Developments

Milton Hershey School Names Palmyra Man as President

Palmyra man has been selected as the next president of Milton Hershey School, concluding an 11-month search for a new leader. The school's board of Managers last week appointed Peter G. Gurt as the 10th president.

Milton Hershey School Appoints Peter G. Gurt as its Tenth President

The Board of Managers of Milton Hershey School has appointed Peter G. Gurt as its tenth president. Gurt is a proven academic leader who has served Milton Hershey School (MHS) as Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer since the 2009 academic year. Gurt succeeds Dr. Anthony J. Colistra, who retired in July 2013. John Estey was appointed Interim President at that time. Estey will continue to serve the School, returning to his role as Executive Vice President of Administration for the Hershey Trust Company. Gurt serves as the President of the William E. Dearden Alumni Campus Advisory Board.

Milton Hershey School Appoints John Fry and Joan Steel to the Board

Milton Hershey School's Board of Managers has announced the appointment of John Fry and Joan Steel to the board. Fry, president of Drexel University, spent his career in higher education. Before Drexel, Fry was president of Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster. He also has served as executive vice president of the University of Pennsylvania, as a management consultant for higher education and nonprofit sectors, and as chairman of the NCAA Division III Presidents Council for two terms. Steel brings expertise in philanthropic investment as founder and president of Alpha Wealth Advisors LLC. Steel was a senior vice president for Capital Guardian Trust Company's Personal Investment Management group. Fry and Steel also will serve on the Hershey Trust Co. board of directors.

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