Aug. 2, 2007
By Mary Reed
Ohio University's Division of Student Affairs has announced a reorganization prompted by a transition in the dean of student's position and a report recommending enhancements in student health services.
"It is critically important that a permanent organizational structure be in place before we begin a search for a new associate vice president and dean of students so we can attract and hire the best individual for the position," Vice President for Student Affairs Kent Smith said in a message to his colleagues earlier this week.
Terry Hogan, dean of students since 1998, will leave his post Aug. 10 to take a position at the University of Northern Iowa. Smith said he plans to have a new dean of students in place by Jan. 2. In the meantime, some department heads will report to Rich Carpinelli, associate vice president for budget and operations. (See an interim organizational chart listing key leadership positions.)
A new position, executive director of student health services, is among the recommendations of an independent consulting firm Smith hired to examine the university's health-related programs and services. The director will oversee medical services as well as counseling and psychological services at Hudson Health Center.
The Department of Health, Education and Wellness has been renamed Health Promotion and is now housed in Baker University Center, along with other Student Affairs services.