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Staff on the Move, January 2016

The Office of Human Resources reported the following new hires, transitions and departures for January 2016:

Newly hired
Robert Jasek was hired as chief information security officer in Information Technology Services on Jan. 1.
Aidan Earle was hired as gallery supervisor in the Davison Art Center on Jan. 4.
Jenna Starr was hired as assistant director in the Wesleyan fund on Jan. 4.
David Malone was hired as HVAC/utility mechanic in Physical Plant on Jan. 4.
Sonia Vega was hired as department assistant in Admissions Office on Jan. 4.
Olivia Berry was hired as a softball intern in Athletics on Jan. 4.
Michael O’Brien was hired as director of athletic communication on Jan. 11.
LaDarius Drew ’15 was hired as men’s and women’s track and field intern in Athletics on Jan. 11.
Elizabeth Bianco was hired as project coordinator in University Relations on Jan. 19.
Jeremiah Kenney was hired as dispatcher in Public Safety on Jan. 19.

Transitions
Ray Mason was hired as central power plant foreperson on Jan. 18.
Rosalind Adgers was hired as administrative assistant in the Wesleyan Career Center on Jan 25.

Departures
Geraldina Muzik, medical office manager in Health Services.
Kathleen Roberts, assistant director, Wesleyan events and conferences.
Alice Scholar, administrative assistant in the Wesleyan Career Center.
Robert West, research analyst in University Relations.
Lee Maes, volleyball intern in Athletics.

Cherubin Named New University Librarian

Dan Cherubin

Dan Cherubin

Dan Cherubin has been selected as the Caleb T. Winchester University Librarian at Wesleyan, starting on July 1, 2016.

Cherubin has more than 20 years of experience in library and information services, most recently as the Chief Librarian and Associate Dean at Hunter College in New York. At Hunter, Cherubin was responsible for overseeing four libraries and had major roles in facility and space planning, implementation of technology, and the development of a strategic plan for the policies and practices of the library.

At Wesleyan he will work with the library staff to develop a strategic plan to integrate the library more fully into Wesleyan’s broader intellectual community.

“We encourage all constituencies across the University to be thinking of how the library can be engaged in, and enhance, educational and scholarly activities,” said Joyce Jacobsen, provost and vice president for Academic Affairs.

Cherubin has a BA in music from Bard College, an MS in library science from Columbia, and an MA in media studies from New School University.

The search committee members included David Baird, Melissa Behney, Marc Eisner, Sally Grucan, Julia Hicks, Mark Hovey, Ellen Nerenberg, Laura Patey, Gil Skillman, Anjali Tamhankar, Suzy Taraba, student representative Noah Kahan, and committee chair Joe Knee.

“A special thanks also goes to Interim University Librarian Diane Klare, who stepped in and did a great job at maintaining the high standards that we have come to expect from the library,” Jacobsen said. “Please join me in welcoming Dan to the Wesleyan community.”

Staff on the Move, December 2015

The Office of Human Resources reported the following new hires and departures for December 2015:

Newly hired
Colin Desjardins was hires as HVAC/utility mechanic in Physical Plant on Dec. 7.
Janet Desmarais was hired as administrative assistant in the Physics Department on Dec. 10.

Transitions
Chris Wojick was hired as data analyst in the Office of University Relations on Dec. 1.

Departures
Gail Binezewski, custodian in Physical Plant.
Randolph Alan Bougor, carpentry shop foreperson in Physical Plant.
Ralph Connolly, plumber in Physical Plant.
Peter Filanda, a/c refrigeration journeyman in Physical Plant.
Camille Martin, administrative assistant in Mellon Mays/AFAM.
David Pompei, Central Power Plant foreperson in Physical Plant.
Dara Young, Prison Education Program manager in the Center for Community Partnerships.

Staff on the Move, November 2015

The Office of Human Resources reported the following new hires and departures for November 2015:

Newly hired
Terry Emmons was hired as accounting specialist in chemistry on Nov. 2
Celestine Schwenneker was hired as administrative assistant in university relations on Nov. 2
Martha Crebbin was hired as administrative assistant in the college of social studies on Nov. 30

Transitions
Renee Johnson-Thornton was hired as the Dean for the Class of 2018 on Nov. 16

Departures
Nicholas Vennochi, sports information intern in communications.

Staff on the Move, October 2015

The Office of Human Resources reported the following new hires and departures for October 2015:

Newly hired
Timothy Bacon was hired as assistant squash coach intern in the Department of Athletics on Oct. 1
Mildred Rodriguez was hired as health professions advisor in the Wesleyan Career Center on Oct. 9
Jordan Knicely was hired as associate director of institutional research on Oct. 29

Departures
Mickie Dame, administrative assistant in the College of Social Studies
Devin Ford, Public Safety dispatcher
Annette Howard, analyst programmer, project leader in Information Technology Services
Armando Ortiz, Public Safety officer
Parker Smathers, acquisitions editor for Wesleyan University Press

Employees Honored for Service to Wesleyan

The Employee Service Recognition Luncheon was held on Oct. 19 to recognize numerous faculty and staff for their many years of commitment to the university.

The Employee Service Recognition Luncheon was held on Oct. 19 to recognize numerous faculty and staff for their many years of commitment to the university. Pictured in the center is library assistant Dianne Kelly, who celebrated 30 years of service.

The Office of Human Resources hosted its annual Employee Service Recognition Luncheon Oct. 19 in Beckham Hall. President Michael Roth attended the lunch and commended the employees for their many years of service at Wesleyan. Employees who were celebrating their 20th, 25th, 30th, 35, and 40th year were invited to the luncheon with a guest. Employees honored included:

Admissions
Clifford Thornton, 30 years
Sheila von Schoeler, 30 years
Christian Lanser, 20 years

Center for the Arts
Mark Gawlak, 30 years

Registered Nurse Joan Ecklund Wins Louise Gazzara Award

Joan Ecklund is celebrating 30 years at Wesleyan this October.

Joan Ecklund is celebrating 30 years at Wesleyan this October. (Photo by Will Barr ’18)

In this issue of News @ Wesleyan, we speak to Joan Ecklund, registered nurse and nursing coordinator in Health Services.

Q: Joan, how long have you worked in Wesleyan’s Health Services? How has your role here changed over the years?

A: I am celebrating 30 years at Wesleyan this month. I started out in a temporary position and slowly started to work more hours through the years. I am currently the Nursing Clinical Coordinator in Health Services. I work to keep the daily operations flowing smoothly as well as working with students to assist with their health care needs.

Q: Did you work as a registered nurse in other settings prior to coming to Wesleyan, and if so, where?

A: Before coming to Wesleyan I worked at the Coast Guard Academy Infirmary. I have also worked in several hospitals. I also currently work at Yale New Haven Hospital on the orthopedic/trauma unit during long Wesleyan semester breaks.

Staff on the Move August 2015

The Office of Human Resources reports the following new hires, transitions and departures:

Newly hired
Kathleen Smith was hired as associate director of fellowships, internships and exchanges in the Center for Global Studies on Aug. 3.

Joy Zelikovsky was hired as post-doctoral clinical/counseling psychologist in the Counseling Center on Aug. 3.

Kaiser Aslam was hired as University Muslim Chaplain in the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life on Aug. 17.

Staff on the Move, July 2015

The Office of Human Resources reported the following new hires, transitions and departures for July 2015:

Newly hired

Jake Bussani ’14 was hired as defensive football intern on July 1.

Jonathan Day ’15 was hired as offensive football intern on July 1.

Amanda Fairchild was hired as a library assistant on July 6.

Sara Howard was hired as social science reference librarian on July 1.

Meredith Nyser was hired as swimming and diving intern in athletics on July 1.

Devin Ford was hired as public safety dispatcher on July 6.

Jaclyn Wilson was hired as Wesleyan Press marketing manager on July 6.

Jennifer Roach was hired as civic engagement fellow on July 7.

Scott Lukas was hired as interim assistant director of athletic operations on July 9.

Eileen McNamara was hired as residential operation coordinator on July 9.

Alexia Thompson was hired as area coordinator life on July 9.

Kristin Inglis was hired as Center for Prison Education academic development and planning manager on July 13.

Khrystyna Stefak was hired as assistant director of alumni and parent relations on July 13.

Emily Moss was hired as assistant dean of admission on July 15.

Paula Bryant Blue was hired as instructional technologist on July 16.

Samuel Marquez was hired as a public safety officer on July 16.

Jordan Nyberg was hired as program and events coordinator on July 20.

Robert Coughlin was hired as director of financial aid on July 27.

Jiang Liu Rao ’15 was hired as postdoctoral research fellow on July 27.

Coady Johnson ‘15 was hired as Center for Prison Education fellow on July 30.

Transitions

Karen Whalen was hired as director of athletic fundraising on July 1.

Frederick Ludwig was hired as assistant football coach, offensive coordinator, offensive line coach and assistant strength and conditioning coordinator on July 1.

Nicola Bennett was hired as project coordinator on July 6.

Departures

Ilona Bass, research associate/lab coordinator

Sydney Lewis ’14, assistant dean of admission

Marina Melendez ’83, MALS ’88 dean for the class of 2018

Susan Lastrina, accounting specialist

Brian Lee ’13, assistant director, The Wesleyan Fund

Shannon Nelson ’14, center for prison education fellow

Daniel Schnaidt, academic computing manager for arts and humanities

John Siedlecki, assistant football coach

Leslie Starr, marketing manager, Wesleyan Press

Res Life’s O’Neill Oversees 26 RAs, Creates Dynamic Women of Wesleyan Group

Krystal-Gayle O’Neill says she enjoys the way Wesleyan students challenge her "on every front as it keeps me on my toes."

Krystal-Gayle O’Neill says she enjoys the way Wesleyan students challenge her “on every front as it keeps me on my toes.”

In this issue of News @ Wesleyan, we speak with Krystal-Gayle O’Neill, an area coordinator in Residential Life. In addition to her role with Res Life, O’Neil leads Dynamic Women at Wesleyan, a group that was created as a way for women or persons who identify as women to come together, talk about various topics, and gather under a common purpose

Q: Krystal-Gayle, when did you join the staff at the Office of Residential Life and where were you working prior to Wesleyan?

A: I joined the Res Life staff in the Summer of 2011. Prior to Wes, I worked in Res Life at The Juilliard School in New York and in campus recreation at Nova Southeastern University in Davie, Fla.

Q: As an area coordinator, what areas of student housing do you oversee? Also, where is your office?

A: I oversee the Foss 1-10 residence halls (West College, Nicolson, Hewitt and the program halls).

Farrar Selects, Monitors Investment Managers to Support Wesleyan’s Endowment

Jonathan Farrar

Jonathan Farrar

In this issue of News @ Wesleyan, we speak with Jonathan Farrar, a senior investment associate in the Wesleyan Investments Office.

Q: Jonathan, when did you join the staff at Wesleyan’s Investments Office?

A: I joined the investments office in mid-October 2014, though in most appropriate fashion (as you’ll soon discover) my first day on the job was actually on the road in San Francisco with Anne Martin, our Chief Investment Officer. I seized the opportunity to tag along since she was seeing some of our existing investment managers as well as a few that I have invested with in the past. I moved my family up on Halloween day just in time for my oldest, Jay, to throw on his elephant costume and go trick or treating in his new neighborhood.

Q: The Investments Office offers guidance and makes recommendations to the Investment Committee in the ongoing management, evaluation and growth of the University’s Endowment. What is the Wesleyan Investment Committee? Who are members?

A: The Wesleyan Board of Trustees is the primary fiduciary of the University’s endowment with the ultimate responsibility for how these assets are invested. The Board fulfills that responsibility by establishing policies governing its management, delegating appropriate responsibilities to the Investment Committee, and taking reasonable steps to verify that the Board’s policies are being adhered to. The Investment Committee is responsible for a number of things, including setting asset allocation, overseeing the work of the investments staff, and making recommendations to the Board for adjustments to the endowment’s investment policy.

Faculty, Staff Mingle at Ice Cream Social

On June 3, Wesleyan's Human Resources Department held an all faculty and staff Ice Cream Social in the Usdan Courtyard.

On June 3, Wesleyan’s Human Resources Department held an all faculty and staff Ice Cream Social in the Usdan Courtyard.

On June 3, the Office of Human Resources coordinated an Ice Cream Social for faculty and staff. The event took place at Usdan University Center’s Huss Courtyard.

Employees won raffle prizes and participated in volleyball games, water balloon toss and bean bag toss. Mario Torres, a material handler from Physical Plant, deejayed the event while the Center for the Arts provided musical entertainment with steel pan drums. Several students who work on campus over the summer also attended the social event.

“This was a fun way for colleagues to get out of the office, mingle and kick off the summer months,” said Lauren Davis, Human Resources generalist.

Photos of the event are below: (Photos by Laurie Kenney and Olivia Drake)

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