Aug 9, 2011
From staff reports
Joe Adams has assumed the position of associate vice president for risk management and safety (RM&S) and Gwyn Scott has been appointed associate vice president for auxiliaries effective July 1. Both had been serving in those positions on an interim basis.
Adams, who had served in the interim role since January, was chosen for the permanent AVP position following an internal posting. He will continue oversight of Environmental Health and Safety, Emergency Programs, Risk Management and Insurance, and the Ohio University Police Department. He also will assume responsibility for the University's Workers Compensation and Occupational Health functions.
Scott had served as the interim AVP since January and was named to the permanent post following an internal position posting. She oversees the areas of Culinary/Dining Services, Printing Services, Moving and Surplus, and the Ohio University Airport. She also replaced Terry Conry in the role of chief of staff on an interim basis after he retired on July 31.
Conry, who will rejoin the university part-time in October, will provide oversight to the administrative restructuring project and aid the University's move to Responsibility Center Management (RCM) in his new role.
Steve Golding, vice president for finance and administration, said both Scott and Adams exhibited excellent leadership and strong performance during their interim appointments.
"I am confident they will continue improvements and efficiencies in their units, while providing great service to the campus community," Golding said.
Golding added that both areas have significant contact with staff and students who work and live on the Athens campus and RM&S is also involved with compliance and safety issues on the regional campuses.