Don Bachand is announcing that two new deans have been hired. Mary Harmon has agreed to serve as dean for the College of Education. In addition to her fine work in English education here since 1991, Mary has 23 years of public school experience.
In the College of Business and Management, we have hired Rama Yelkur to succeed Jill Wetmore. She comes to us from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and has a D.B.A. from Mississippi State.
Poonam Kumar has agreed to become our new director of online/hybrid learning.
Helen Raica-Klotz will be the new director of the Writing Center to succeed Diane Boehm.
Several colleagues are retiring at the end of the academic year, and I hope you’ll find time to thank these loyal and dedicated colleagues. Please join us for these scheduled retirement receptions as your schedule permits:
Several of those retiring this year have received SVSU’s highest awards. A new cast of colleagues, as well as some of our most valued friends, will be honored this Friday during the All-University Awards banquet. I hope you can join us.