Provost accepts a position at CSU
Jeronima “Jeri” Echeverria, provost and vice president for Academic Affairs, has been named associate vice chancellor for Academic Affairs of the California State University system. She moves in February to her new position at CSU headquarters in Long Beach. Echeverria has been provost and vice president since 2003. She joined the university faculty in the Department of History in 1988 after completing her doctorate in American History at the University of North Texas. For more, click here.
Mike Dozier to head Community and Economic Development
Mike Dozier, Clovis director of community and economic development, leaves his position with the City in January to assume new duties with Fresno State, as interim director of community and economic development. Dozier will succeed Ashley Swearengin, who leaves the position after her election last month as mayor of Fresno. For more, click here.
Department's name change approved
The Department of Public Health is the new name of the current Department of Health Science. The name change for the department, housed in the College of Health and Human Services, takes effect this month. For more information on the department, click here.
Spring Assembly scheduled Jan. 20
President John D. Welty's annual Spring Faculty and Staff Assembly address is scheduled at 1 p.m. Jan. 20 and will include a look ahead at campus initiatives as the university navigates through difficult financial conditions. This year's assembly is being held in the afternoon at the Satellite Student Union to avoid conflict with the inauguration of Barack Obama as president. The new president takes his oath of office at 9 a.m. Pacific Standard Time on Jan. 20.
Top 10 New Year's resolutions
It's a new year, and that means many people are resolving to improve themselves in 2009. Ever wonder what others are planning to do? Click here.