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Provost Announces Administrative Changes

Jul 8, 2013

This summer will be a period of transition for several units in the Academic Division with changes in key leadership posts. The Office of the Provost announced the following recent administrative changes:

Office of Information Technology Pacific's Chief Information Officer, Malik Rahman, has resigned. The Provost will announce an interim CIO by September. Until then, Peggy Kay, Executive Director of Enterprise Information Systems, will manage day-to-day operations of the Office of Information Technology. Given the critical nature of information technology in the Pacific 2020 strategic plan and other University initiatives, the Provost will also retain an IT firm to work with OIT on a plan for continued improvements in technology and effectiveness.  This firm will also assist with the upcoming three-city review of information technology.  

Institutional Effectiveness Dave Hemenway has left his position as Director of Institutional Effectiveness. Please direct assessment and program review questions to David Chase, Sr. Associate Director of Institutional Effectiveness.  Nadine Pappas continues to provide administrative support for Institutional Effectiveness.  

Center for Teaching and Learning Jim Thompson, Interim Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL), retired June 30.  Berit Gundersen, Assistant Provost for Faculty Affairs, will expand her responsibilities to serve as Interim Director of the CTL. Martin Lehman will be responsible for operational and logistical needs of the CTL. A national search for a CTL director is in progress.  

University Writing Programs Mike Peterson, Director of University Writing Programs, will leave the University at the end of July. Eileen Camfield has been appointed Interim Director of University Writing Programs.  A national search for a new Director will be initiated in fall.  

"I want to thank Malik Rahman, Dave Hemenway, Jim Thompson and Mike Peterson for their service to the University. These talented individuals have made numerous contributions to Pacific's staff, faculty and students," said Provost Maria G. Pallavicini. "While transitions are often challenging, these changes will also create opportunities to think strategically about our alignment with Pacific 2020, to implement and execute extraordinarily well, and to create a culture of outstanding performance and service for our students, faculty and staff."    

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