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Staff on the Move, June 2014

The Office of Human Resources reported the following new hires and departures for June 2014:

Newly hired
Maureen Zimmer was hired as the Academic Affairs coordinator on June 2.

Felicia Harrsch was hired as a research assistant on June 2.

Kendrick Wiggins was hired as a residential operations coordinator on June 2.

Lauren Davis was hired as a human resources coordinator/generalist on June 16.

Hira Jafri ’13, MA’14 was hired as an evaluation fellow/assistant on June 18.

Deborah Colucci was hired as the equity compliance director and Title IX coordinator on June 23.

Jeanne McNeff was hired as an administrative assistant for the College of East Asian Studies on June 25.

Mohit Bachhav was hired as a network specialist on June 30.

Departures

Jelisa Adair, Civic Engagement Fellow in the Center for Community Partnerships.

Zachary Fischman, Center for Prison Education Fellow in the Center for Community Partnerships.

Ann Gertz, administrative assistant in the College of East Asian Studies.

Ann Goodwin, associate vice president for development in University Relations.

Kimberly Ladd, sports information intern in University Communications.

Dale Lee, information services technician in Olin Library.

Dan Manuyag, senior assistant dean in the Office of Admission.

Staff on the Move, May 2014

The Office of Human Resources reported the following new hires and departures for May 2014:

Newly hired

Adam Fischer was hired as a research assistant/ lab coordinator in the Psychology Department on May 5.

Emily Macleod was hired by Information Technology Services as a web and mobile developer in the New Media Lab on May 12.

Sarah Hopkins was hired by the Career Center as an employer relations coordinator on May 27.

Departures

Mark Hellerman, research technician in the Biology Department.

Doug Gilchrist, boiler tender in the Central Power Plant.

Jason Raiti, associate director in the Investments Office.

Farias Hired as Wesleyan’s Chief Diversity Officer

Antonio Farias

Antonio Farias

Antonio Farias, currently Chief Diversity Officer at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, will become Wesleyan’s Chief Diversity Officer on Nov. 4.

At the Coast Guard Academy since 2005, he chaired the Inclusive Excellence Council and worked with the highest level of leadership in the Coast Guard, developing a metrics-driven inclusion and diversity strategy for the Academy that eventually shaped strategy for the larger 47,000-member organization.

He has developed retention programs for students of color, first-generation students, women, LGBT and students of various faith/non-faith backgrounds; implemented pre-orientation programs for first-generation students and students of color; and conducted inclusion and diversity workshops throughout the Academy, including for the first-year orientation program. He also has worked closely with the admission office on recruitment of students of color and first-generation students through long-range K-12 STEM project-based learning programs.

Farias’ wide-ranging work there also has included collaborating with the dean of faculty in recruitment and retention of faculty of color and women in STEM fields. He has supervised three senior professionals and was responsible for planning a 15-member inclusive excellence institutional infrastructure and championing the creation of a grants office dedicated to funding STEM and diversity projects.

Prior to his time at the Coast Guard Academy, Farias was associate director of the McNair Scholars Program at Mercy College in New York, responsible for guiding and mentoring students in their academic work on the road to eventual doctorate programs. He also served as an instructor in the Africana and Puerto Rican/Latino Studies Department at Hunter College in New York and as Higher Education Opportunity Program Counselor at Colgate University.

“Antonio brings impressive experience in contributing to the advancement of inclusion, equity and diversity in an academic setting,” said Wesleyan President Michael Roth in an all-campus e-mail. “Please join me in welcoming Antonio to Wesleyan!”

Wesleyan Welcomes New Staff Members

Laura Patey joined the Office of Student Affairs as an associate dean on July 1.

Nathaniel Lerner joined the University Events and Scheduling Office as an assistant director on July 1.

Jelisa Adair joined the Center for Community Partnerships as a civic engagement fellow on July 1.

Zachary Fischman joined the Center for Community Partnerships as a center of prison education fellow on July 1.

Ashleigh Corvi joined the Office of Admissions as an assistant dean on July 1.

Geraldina Muzik joined the Health Services Department as a medical office manager on July 8.

Thomas McLarney joined the Health Services Department as a medical director on August 5.

Aditi Kini joined University Relations as an online/social media communications specialist on August 5.

Kristen Woronoff joined University Relations as a stewardship writer on August 5.

Danning Zhao joined the Investment Office as an investment analyst on August 5.

Kimberly Ladd joined the Office of University Communications as a sports information intern on August 12.

Laura Litwin joined Physical Education as an assistant athletic trainer on August 12.

Charles Fedolfi joined University Relations as director of annual giving on August 15.

Camille Martin joined the Office of Student Affairs as an administrative assistant on August 19.

Cody Uddenberg joined the Office of Admissions as an assistant dean on August 19.

Stephanie Avlies joined the Health Services Department as a billing coding specialist on August 19.

Samantha Burr joined Information Technology Services as a Cardinal Technology Store assistant manager on August 19.

Castonguay to become Career Center Director in May

Sharon Belden Castonguay will become director of the Wesleyan Career Center in May. An expert in career development and strategic planning, Castonguay comes to Wesleyan from Baruch College where she was director of the Graduate Career Management Center for the Zicklin School of Business. Previously, she was an independent career consultant and worked at Harvard University’s Office of Career Services.

At Baruch, Castonguay managed the corporate relations team responsible for employer relationships, marketing and on-campus recruiting. She revitalized Zicklin’s career education programming, served on the admissions committee and collaborated with the advancement office to build corporate relationships.

A 1993 graduate of Smith College, Castonguay  earned her MA in education from the University of Michigan and her Ed.D. in human development and psychology from Harvard.

“Providing students with ample opportunity to gain valuable career experience through internships is one of the Career Center’s top priorities, and I’m certain that Sharon will make a big impact in that area, especially in linking students with Wesleyan alumni and parents worldwide,” said Barbara-Jan Wilson, vice president for University Relations.  “And what better time to begin making those connections than during Reunion & Commencement Weekend, where we will be sure to introduce her to many alumni, students and parents!”

New Faces at Wesleyan January, February

Rosalind Adgers joined the Wesleyan Career Center as an administrative assistant on Jan. 2.

Kate Carlisle became the manager of media relations and public relations for University Communications on Jan. 3.

Thomas Diascro joined University Relations as a development officer on Jan. 7.

Jasmine Cardi was hired as a library assistant for Olin Library’s Interlibrary Loan Office on Jan. 7.

Venkat Puvvula joined Information Technology Services as a financial analyst/programmer on Jan. 7.

Adam Krawsczyn became the director of university events and scheduling in Usdan University Center on Jan. 7.

Rui Ni became a research associate in the Department of Physics on Jan. 11.

Amy Bello joined the Wasch Center for Retired Faculty as an administrative assistant on Jan. 14.

Emily Brown was hired as the coordinator for special events and intern for the Center for Film Studies on Jan. 14.

Sara MacSorley became the director of the Green Street Arts Center and Project to Increase Mastery of Mathematics and Science (PIMMS) on Jan. 14.

Melissa Sullivan joined Information Technology Services as a video specialist in the New Media Lab on Jan. 28.

Dashaun Outlaw and Avant DePaul were hired as Public Safety officers on Feb. 18.

Kane, Borman, Anderson, Ludwig, Keeler, Fisher New at Wesleyan

Wesleyan welcomed several new employees in October and November.

In October:
Kevin Kane joined Information Technology Services as an applications programmer.

Robert Borman joined Physical Plant-Facilities as an athletic facility maintenance person.

Michael Anderson joined Public Safety as a patrol person.

Logan Ludwig joined the Film Studies Department as an administrative assistant.

In November:
Honor Keeler joined the Office of Diversity and Institutional Partnerships as a repatriation coordinator and visiting assistant professor of anthropology.

Bill Fisher joined the Office of University Communications on Nov. 12 as a manager of online and video communications.

Wesleyan Welcomes 11 New Employees, 9 Transfers

Wesleyan welcomes 11 new employees to Wesleyan:

Heather Brooke joined the President’s Office on May 1.
Leith Johnson joined the staff at Olin Library’s Special Collections and Archives on May 14.
Linnea Benton joined the staff at Olin Library on May 21.
Katharine Henderson joined the Department of Biology on May 29.
Morain Miller joined the staff at Olin Library on June 11.
Mark Hellerman joined the staff in the Department of Biology on June 25.
Alexis Sturdy joined the staff in Community Partnerships on July 2.
Jennifer Kleindienst joined the Office of Finance and Administration on July 2.
Nicola Bennett joined the staff at University Relations on July 16.
Scott Houser joined the Financial Aid Office on July 16.
Evan Carney joined the Office of Admission on July 23.

In addition, nine Wesleyan employees transferred to new departments:

Sarah Benson to University Relations on May 16.
Andrew Stuerzel to University Relations on June 18.
Ariel Selya moved to Psychology on July 1.
Timothy O’Brien to University Relations on July 2.
Joseph Giaimo to University Relations on July 2.
Marianne Calnen to University Relations on July 2.
Kathleen Roberts to Residential Life on July 2.
Kathleen Srubas to University Relations on July 2.
Alecia Goldfarb to the Center for the Arts on July 30.

Johnson Hired as New University Archivist

Leith Johnson

Leith Johnson was hired as Olin Library’s new university archivist and he will begin the new position on May 14.

Johnson is returning to Wesleyan from the Knights of Columbus in New Haven, Conn. where he holds the position of multimedia archivist. From 2007 to 2009, he was the project archivist for the William Manchester Papers in Wesleyan’s Special Collections and Archives, and he was the associate curator (later co-curator) of Wesleyan’s Cinema Archives from 1990 to 2007.

Johnson holds a M.L.S. from Southern Connecticut State University and a M.A. in history, Certificate in Public History and Archival Management, and B.A. in American history (cum laude) from the University of Connecticut.

Anne Ostendarp has served as interim assistant university archivist since September 2011.

6 New Employees at Wesleyan

Wesleyan welcomes six new employees in 2012.

Charlotte Coulter was hired as the assistant director of university events and scheduling on Dec. 1, 2011.

Kirby Hawkes was hired as an application specialist in Information Technology Services on Dec. 12, 2011.

Lauren Rubenstein was hired as an editor/ new media writer in University Communications on Jan. 3.

Quatina Frazer was hired as an administrative assistant for Graduate Liberal Studies Program on Jan. 3.

Gretchen Streiff was hired as an assistant director of student activities and leadership development on Jan. 17

Patricia Cluney was hired as an administrative assistant for University Relations on Jan. 30.

Milch, Alonzo, Dagnall, Gagnon, Hodge, Hamill New at Wesleyan

Wesleyan welcomes several new employees to campus this fall.

David Milch joined the Center for the Arts as a program coordinator for the Institute for Curatorial Practice in Performance on Sept. 12.

Kimberly Alonzo was hired by the Mathematics and Computer Science Department as an administrative assistant on Oct. 5.

Elizabeth Dagnall was hired by the Susan B. and William K. Wasch Center for Retired Faculty as an administrative assistant on Oct. 17.

Paul Gagnon was hired by the Career Resource Center as an internship and civic engagement coordinator on Oct. 24.

Richard Hodge was hired by the Public Safety Office as a lead officer/sergeant on Oct. 24.

Chalmers Hamill was hired by Information Technology Services as a junior Unix systems administrator on Oct. 31.

In addition, Susan Ferris joined the Green Street Arts Center as an administrative assistant on Nov. 11.

Gudvangen Hired as Director of Financial Aid

John Gudvangen

John Gudvangen was hired as the director of financial aid. He starts on Aug. 17.

Gudvangen comes to Wesleyan from Colorado College, where he has served as associate director of financial aid since 1995. His knowledge of financial aid policy and process, as well as needs analysis, is deep and comprehensive. He has helped to set policy and supervise staff, promoted access regardless of ability to pay, counseled students and families, analyzed data for internal and federal reporting, and presented information in print and on the web.

His 23 years at Colorado College also includes service as associate director of admission.

Gudvangen is a former member and president of the Colorado Springs Board of Education, charged with providing leadership of a system with 67 schools and 29,000 students.He served as president of the Colorado Association of School Boards and was appointed a member of the Colorado Goals 2000 Panel from 1995–1999. Gudvangen holds a master of public administration degree from the University of Colorado and a bachelor’s degree, majoring in chemistry, from Colorado College.