Student Affairs makes several staff changes
February 24, 2014Tweet
Vice President for Student Affairs Brian Rose has announced a number of staffing changes within the division that will fill some vacancies and better align current staff to provide optimum levels of student services. “These administrative changes are initial steps intended to strengthen our staffing in areas emphasized in the University’s strategic plan, with particular focus upon career programs and community engagement.” Rose said. “We also continue our long-standing efforts to better integrate student life and academic programs.”
Elizabeth Carter has been promoted to assistant vice president for student development. She will continue to oversee a wide variety of student support service areas with direct oversight of the International Student and Scholar Services Office, the Career Development Center, the Center for Civic Engagement and Services for Students with Disabilities. Carter will also continue to serve as the Interim Director of Career Services until June 2014.
In her new position, she will focus particularly on the intersection of academic and student affairs through the development of high-impact, experiential learning opportunities and quality academic support programs. She will fulfill critical roles in the College of Community Affairs-Student Affairs community schools initiative partnership, the development of new career services partnerships and programs, and the enhancement of international student services as the University anticipates moving into a new globalization center in 2015.
Marty Wygmans is now serving as the executive director of student services, reporting directly to Carter. In her new role, she will supervise New Student Programs, Transfer Student Services, Discovery and Leadership Programs in addition to continuing to oversee various TRIO programs. Wygmans’ focus will be on further improving the integration of new student programming from initial enrollment through orientation, first-year programs, advising and academic support initiatives. She will move her office to the University Union within the new EOP-TRIO office suite and tutorial center when the current renovations are complete later this semester.
David Husch has moved from his position as director of Off-Campus Programs within the Dean of Students Office to assume a new role within Auxiliary Services as University director of transportation. In his former capacity, he served as the administrative liaison to OCCT. He will continue with responsibility for that relationship, while adding responsibility for the University’s contract with Broome County Transit and the Hertz 24/7 Program. Husch will also chair a revitalized University Transportation Committee.
Milton Chester has assumed new duties within the Dean of Students Office and will now serve as the assistant dean for Off Campus Programs, focusing on developing stronger partnerships and mutually beneficial relationships with surrounding communities to promote more community-student dialogue and involvement. Chester will represent the University on various community boards and be at the forefront of town-gown matters that impact students. He will continue to have a liaison relationship with the Graduate Student Organization and will assume the same duties with OCC. A national search to identify a new director of student conduct will begin so Chester can immediately assume his new duties.
Pam Misener has joined the Division of Student Affairs as community schools coordinator. She holds a master of education with a specialization in social justice education and comes to Binghamton from an administrative position at Dartmouth College.
She is working closely with Carter and the College of Community and Public Affairs to support the needs of local school districts. Specifically, Misener is coordinating the University’s resources for the community schools initiative, particularly involving undergraduate interns and volunteers. Her role and the community schools initiative partnership are a collaboration with CCPA and Broome County, as a newly designated New York Promise Zone, established to engage students through a support network so they are on task and ready to learn.