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Provost announces organizational changes for Vision OHIO academic plan

ATHENS, Ohio (July 5, 2006) -- In preparation for the coming academic year, the Provost's Office is announcing reorganization and restructuring in order to respond more effectively to faculty and student needs and to achieve the goals of the academic plan of Vision OHIO. 

Effective in the new fiscal year, faculty will join the provost's staff to fill term appointments and complete special assignments related to the academic plan.  Faculty members joining the provost's staff on a part-time basis while remaining physically in their present offices include: 

  • John Day, professor of management information systems, is associate provost for Academic Budget and Planning (replacing Darrell Winefordner, who transitioned to joint assignments for the VP for Finance and Administration and Ohio Board of Regents). Day is responsible for leadership and support for academic planning for the new budgeting process and will work with college deans to design budget models for enrollment forecasting and revenue projection, tools for long-range financial planning, and standard reporting formats.  He also will assist in trend analysis and skills development and training and advise on instructional resource allocation in line with student enrollment and teaching demands.

  • Richard Greenlee, associate professor and former chair of the Department of Social Work, is associate provost for Appalachian Access and Enrichment Programs, responsible for leading development of the Appalachian Scholars Program and innovative learning opportunities that extend the boundaries of the classroom, including residential and service-learning programs. As associate provost, Greenlee will advocate for inclusion of Appalachian issues in courses and curricula, as well as facilitate collaboration, partnering and multi-disciplinary initiatives.

Faculty appointed on a full-time term basis, effective April 2006:

  • Drew McDaniel, professor of telecommunications, is interim director for the Center of International Studies, located in Yamada House. In that capacity he provides leadership and support for academic planning to build and strengthen existing international studies programs, advocacy for international studies during the implementation of Vision OHIO, and establishment of tools and measures for program evaluation. Former director Josep Rota continues to serve in an expanded role as associate provost for International Programs, for which his office has been relocated to Cutler 315.

Provost Kathy Krendl encourages Outlook readers to welcome these people to their positions.

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