The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point has appointed Ms. Lana Poole as its new Chief Marketing and Enrollment Officer. She will lead the offices of University Communications and Marketing (UCM), Admissions, Recruitment, Financial Aid and Scholarships. Ms. Poole brings extensive marketing and communications experience to the University, having served as vice president for marketing and strategic communications at Westminster College, Fulton, Missouri, for the past four years and as executive director of marketing at Columbia College, Columbia, Missouri, from 2009 to 2015. Ms. Poole received her bachelor’s degree in organizational communications from Southwest Missouri State University and a master’s in public administration from the University of Missouri-Columbia.
Bennett College appointed Mr. James (Jim) Hastings as its new Vice President of Finance and Business Operations and Chief Financial Officer on January 27, 2020. His financial management experience includes over twenty years in the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) role at various institutions in the banking industry. Mr. Hastings is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the American Institute of CPAs. Mr. Hastings earned his B.B.A. in Accounting from the University of Notre Dame as well as his M.B.A. with a concentration in Finance from the University of Washington (Seattle, WA).
Nazareth College in Rochester, NY, has named Dr. Elizabeth Paul as its 10th President. She was welcomed to the Nazareth community by the outgoing president Dr. Daan Braveman. Dr. Paul has served as the 16th president of Capital University in Columbus, Ohio, and previously spent seven years as the senior academic officer at Stetson University in Central Florida. Dr. Paul holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a doctorate in personality psychology, both from Boston University. She did a pre-doctoral training fellowship with the National Institute of Mental Health, and earned a certificate in higher education administration from Harvard Institute for Educational Management. Read more here.
12/20/2019 - The University of Akron has named Dr. Stephen Storck, a former Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Ashland University, as Interim Chief Financial Officer. Dr. Storck was most recently the interim Vice President for Finance and Administration at the State University of New York, Geneseo, and before that was Interim Chief Business Officer for Xavier University.
December 2019 - Mr. Joseph Trubacz, a 30-year veteran of higher-education leadership, has been hired as the University of Central Florida's Interim Chief Financial Officer and will serve until a new CFO is hired by UCF’s next president, who is anticipated to start this summer. Mr. Trubacz replaces Mr. Dennis Crudele, who was appointed to the temporary position last May. UCF is located in Orlando, FL. Read more here.