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Toll Brothers, Inc., a leading constructor of luxury homes, recently elected Penn Provost Wendell E. Pritchett to its Board of Directors, according to Globe Newswire.

Pritchett's election to the Fortune 500 company occurred on March 13. Toll Brothers’ President and CEO Douglas C. Yearley said, “He brings to the Board tremendous leadership skills, expertise in real estate and housing law, and experience as a policymaker, political advisor, and in the governance of significant nonprofit organizations," Globe Newswire reported.  

Pritchett has experience outside of academia that suits him to the Toll Brothers Board. He has served as deputy chief of staff and director of policy for the Philadelphia mayor, chair of the Redevelopment Authority of Philadelphia, and president of the Philadelphia Housing Development Corporation.

Pritchett has held his position as Penn provost since July 2017. In his tenure so far, he addressed several tragedies and natural disasters that affected Penn students, and he also carried student expectations for support in the highest levels of administration as the University's first black provost.  

Pritchett also earned a Ph.D. in History from Penn in 1997 and taught as a Penn Law professor from 2001 to 2009.