25 Years @ Midd with Tom Corbin

In this post we recognize Tom Corbin, Assistant Treasurer and Director of Business Services, for his 25 years of service to Middlebury. Tom shares with us how his career has grown and changed over the years, while his hobbies and interests have stayed the same. Read on to learn more about Midd from Tom’s point of view.

What did you do prior to work at Middlebury College and where were you located?

I was the Executive Vice President of the National Bank of Middlebury and lived here in town.

What job titles have you held while working at Middlebury?

Assistant Treasurer

Assistant Treasurer and Director of Human Resources

Assistant Treasurer and Director of Business Services

What are the most significant things happening in your life outside of work now (that you’d like to share)?  

Gearing up for retirement.

Have your interests/hobbies/athletic endeavors changed over the past 25 years? Have any of these been influenced by your work at the College or due to your association with others who work here?

They really have not changed- fly fishing, cooking and travel.

What is your fondest memory or experience that you’ve had while working at Middlebury?

There are two- the completion of the first wage and salary program for staff.   The day we took the all Middlebury picture at the Football stadium for the bicentennial.
2000 college panoramic

Many people change jobs/careers multiple times in their working life. Something must have kept you here for 25 years. Is it anything that you can put into words?

The great people who work here and the very changing challenges of a career in higher education administration.

What are your plans for the next 25 years?

Retire and spend time in the warm sun and warm water of North Carolina with my wife Marguerite, and travel.

Do you have a favorite place on campus?Kirk_outside

Sitting on the deck at Kirk Alumni Center on nice fall day.

Is there any person on campus (or retiree, former employer) that mentored you, or you feel helped you grow into your job; grow to enjoy your work and your time at the College?

There are two people- David Ginevan who hired me and helped me transition into higher education, and George Whitney who I could always count on for advice or just to listen.

If you could give one piece of advice to a new ecurrentsealmployee at Middlebury, what would it be?

Never stop learning new things and meeting new people.

Is there anything else that you would like to share about your time at Middlebury?

I have had the privilege of working with hundreds of Faculty, Staff and students over the past 25 years. Middlebury is a great place to work.