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November 28, 2015 12:54 PM ET

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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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Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

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.

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