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June 2011 Archives

Search Committee for Director of External Affairs

June 30, 2011

To: UMD Campus Community

From: Chancellor Lendley C. Black

Subject: Search Committee for Director of External Affairs

I am pleased to announce that the Search Committee for the new Director of External Affairs has been formed, and that the pool of applications is currently under review. I would like to thank the Search Committee for sharing their time and their expertise working on this important search. The Director of External Affairs will provide leadership and administrative oversight to a newly created unit consisting of media and public relations, community relations, government relations, marketing and communication, publications and photography. This cabinet-level administrative position will be responsible for providing leadership, counsel and strategic direction to me as well as to the campus community. We hope to conduct campus interviews in August, with a fall starting date. Thank you.

Search Committee
UMD Director of External Affairs

Tricia Bunten, Chief Development Officer, University Relations
Mary Cameron, Associate Director, Human Resources
Mark Emmel, President and Chief Operating Officer, Lion Hotel Group
Betty Greene, Associate Administrator, Vice Chancellor for Finance and Operations
Lucy Kragness, Executive Assistant to the Chancellor, Chancellor's Office; Chair
Jim Riehl, Dean, Swenson College of Science and Engineering
Mimmu Salmela, Development Officer, KUMD
Dan Tomhave, Assistant Director, Admissions


Posted on June 30, 2011 11:57 AM | Permalink


Interim Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

June 29, 2011


Dear Campus Community:


I am pleased to announce that Dr. Bilin Tsai has been named the Interim Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, effective August 1, 2011. Dr. Tsai has been serving as the Interim Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Administration since August of 2009. She joined the UMD faculty as an Assistant Professor of chemistry in 1976 and was promoted to Professor in 1991. She has served as Head of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry for 11 years, as well as Assistant Dean in the former College of Letters and Sciences and as Associate Dean in the Swenson College of Science and Engineering. She has a Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and her Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry from the University of Chicago. Please join me in thanking Bilin for her many years of service, and for agreeing to serve in this important role.


I would like to thank the advisory task force that assisted me with the process of choosing the Interim Executive Vice Chancellor: Vickery French, Assistant to the Vice Chancellor for Academic Administration; Jannifer David, Head of the Department of Management Studies; Richard Davis, Head of the Department of Chemical Engineering; Susan Maher, Dean of the College of Liberal Arts; and Joyce Strand, Head of the Department of Education.


We continue to recruit new candidates for the Executive Vice Chancellor position and plan to have additional campus interviews in October.

Sincerely,


Chancellor Black


Posted on June 29, 2011 9:41 AM | Permalink