The Silha Center is pleased to introduce its new administrative assistant, Elaine Hargrove-Simon. Ms. Hargrove-Simon comes to the Center with a wealth of experience in office management and a diverse educational background, which includes an undergraduate degree in journalism. She has worked for the University of Minnesota since 1993, and has been on staff at the School of Journalism and Mass Communication since 1996.
Ms. Hargrove-Simon is enrolled in the Master of Liberal Studies program at the University, with a concentration in Slavic area studies. She also has an interest in theater and film, and was the recipient of the Danny Arnold Writing Scholarship for a screenplay while studying at the University of Wisconsin-Superior.
Ms. Hargrove-Simon replaces Kathleen Paul, who was the Silha Center administrative assistant for nine years. Ms. Paul has retired to start her own business. Both Ms. Paul and Ms. Hargrove-Simon see the programs and missions of the Center as vital to the Center's continued growth. Ms. Hargrove-Simon says, "As a consumer and student of the news, I feel very fortunate to be so closely involved with the journalism world, particularly at this point, where it intersects with academia and research."