Posted March 4, 2016 by Elizabeth Stringer 

Wire Clips: March 2016

ACUI is glad to bring back Wire Clips, a listing of those individuals in the profession who have changed positions or institutions, retired, or received special accolades. The list below is primarily created based on ACUI profile updates; be sure to keep your ACUI profile updated with your most current information at myaccount.acui.org. If you have an addition to a future Wire Clips, please email it to assistant editor Brandt Johnson

New Position

  • Josh Barnes is now the director of student activities at Clemson University (formerly senior associate director)
  • Joe Bohrer is now the assistant manager of conference services at Stevenson University (formerly event setup coordinator)
  • Marc Booker is now the executive director of student housing and dining at University of Alabama–Birmingham (formerly director of housing and residential life)
  • Giancarlo Brugnolo is now the associate director of student engagement for operations at Philadelphia University (formerly assistant director)
  • Lesia Chandler is now the human resources coordinator at Georgia State University (was formerly associate to the director)
  • Michael Coleman is now the interim vice president for student affairs at Tallahassee Community College (formerly director, campus and civic engagement)
  • Whitney Comer is now the executive director of student life at Coastal Carolina University (formerly director of student activities and leadership)
  • Carolyn Farley is now the assistant vice president for student services at the University of Alabama–Birmingham (formerly director of academic and student service operations)
  • Gemma Ford is now the finance administrator at Georgia Institute of Technology (formerly administrative assistant)
  • Beverly Garcia is now the manager, facilities and operations at the University of Houston (formerly UC program coordinator)
  • Dan Geiger is now the assistant director, communications and retail services at the University of Oregon (formerly renovation project coordinator)
  • LaReyna Griffin is now the events coordinator at DePaul University (formerly event planner)
  • Amanda Hays is now the assistant vice president for campus activities and events at Clemson University (formerly director)
  • Gwen Landquist is now the assistant director, marketing and art at the University of Montana ( formerly marketing and art manager)
  • Samantha Liu is now the administrative operations and and projects manager at California State University–Northridge (formerly coordinator, operations administration)
  • Kathy McIntosh is now the assistant vice president, student life and alumni relations (formerly director of campus services and student life)
  • Breanne Meier is now the director of the University Center at Colorado Mesa University (formerly director of student life)
  • Pam Michalski is now the assistant director, event planning at Florida Atlantic University (formerly coordinator, event planning)
  • Leah Nakasaki-Peterson is now the assistant director of student centers at Santa Clara University (formerly building operations manager)
  • Alison Noone is now the assistant director of student life at Ocean County College (formerly coordinator of volunteerism and programs)
  • Stefanie Norris is now the director of campus life arts and programs at the University of North Carolina–Wilmington (formerly assistant director)
  • Nick Owens is now the director of the student center and recreation programs at the University of Baltimore (formerly associate director of facilities and student development)
  • Cathy Passananti is now the interim director of the Morris University Center at Southern Illinois University–Edwardsville (formerly assistant director)
  • Julie Payne-Kirchmeier is now the associate vice president for student affairs at Northwestern University (formerly assistant vice president for auxiliary services)
  • Jeff Quest is now the assistant director at DePaul University (formerly operations/audio-visual manager)
  • Sabrina Rightmer is now the reservationist at West Chester University (formerly administrative assistant)
  • Jill Rothamer is now the director of the UIC Experience Program at University of Illinois–Chicago (formerly director of campus programs)
  • Heather Roundtree is now the director, student involvement at Loyola University–New Orleans (formerly director, co-curricular programs)
  • Dean Smith is now the director of student centers for student involvement and leadership at (formerly director of finance and administration for student involvement and leadership)
  • Lauren Sposato is now the assistant director, student centers at the University of Houston (formerly student center event and sales manager)
  • Lori Lynn Stettler is now the vice chancellor for student affairs at Southern Illinois University–Carbondale (formerly assistant vice chancellor)
  • Laura Stott is now the interim director, student involvement at North Carolina State University (formerly associate director)
  • Corey Valine is now the assistant director of student centers at Santa Clara University (formerly building manager)
  • Cecilia Vazquez is now the director of business operations and client services at Clemson University (formerly senior associate director of financial and business operations)

New Institution

  • Trenatee Coleman is now the training and development coordinator at the University of Florida (formerly evening program coordinator at Western Kentucky University)
  • Dylan Duncklee is now adjunct faculty at Southern Maine Community College and Athletic Even Coordinator at the University of Maine (formerly recreation services coordinator at Virginia Tech)
  • Eve Esch is now the director of student centers at the University of Houston (formerly director, Ohio Union events at The Ohio State University)
  • Carlos Garcia is now the associate vice chancellor for administration and finance at the University of Colorado–Colorado Springs (formerly student center director at the University of Colorado–Boulder)
  • Hayden Greene is now the director, multicultural affairs at Manhattan College (formerly director, student life at Medgar Evers College)
  • Katie Junot is now the associate director, student center at the University of the District of Columbia (formerly program initiatives coordinator at American University)
  • Mike Makoski (formerly of Fitchburg State University) has left the field 
  • Amanda Miles now works at Le Moyne College (formerly College of the Holy Cross)
  • Jeremy Schenk will be starting as the executive director of the Norris University Center at Northwestern University on May 9 (formerly director of the University Student Commons and activities at Virginia Commonwealth University)
  • Beth Waltrip (formerly of the University of Akron) has left the field

Retired

  • Thomas Rufer retired from the University of North Texas

Recognition

  • Debra Hammond, former ACUI president, was honored with the Wang Family Excellence Award at California State University–Northridge

ACUI Staff

  • Kevin Mauer, web developer, has accepted a new position with Indiana University–Bloomington; his last day will be April 1.
  • David Smith, sales manager, has accepted a new position with Cook Medical; his last day will be April 1.
  • Joseph Whittington, IT manager, left ACUI in early March for a new position at a local business in Bloomington, Ind. 

 

 

Elizabeth Stringer

Elizabeth Stringer is the Senior Manager of Marketing & Communication at ACUI.

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