New hires, promotions and retirements: January 2019


New Hires

Sharon Whitfield
Title: Assistant Professor I – Librarian
Department: Moore Library
Start Date: Jan. 1, 2019

Susan Perls
Title: Coordinator of Service & Civic Engagement and Community Director
Department: Service & Civic Engagement
Start date: Jan. 2, 2019

Works closely with service and professionally oriented clubs and organizations, and provides service opportunities to all clubs, organizations and individuals on campus through campus wide days of service.

Jacob Hughes
Title: Office Assistant
Department: Moore Library
Start date: Jan. 7, 2019

Provides routine but varied library assistance or word processing services to University staff, students, and visitors.

Erin Thompson
Title: Assistant Director, Graduate Business and International Admission
Department: Admissions
Start date: Jan. 7, 2019

Develops and implements recruitment travel plans and identifies appropriate recruitment activities and strategies for developing prospective student market.

James Waldon
Title: Director, Public Safety
Department: Public Safety
Start date: Jan. 14, 2019

Provides leadership for and manages the Department of Public Safety.

James Hartman
Title: Vice President, Finance and Treasurer
Department: Finance & Treasurer Administration
Start date: Jan. 14, 2019

Responsible for all financial affairs of the University, including strategic financial planning, accounting and reporting, and internal controls.

Christine Mora
Title: Executive Director of Marketing
Department: University Marketing & Communications
Start date: Jan. 22, 2019

Plans, directs and coordinates marketing research, advertising, digital and related marketing initiatives both for the university, as well as its affiliated colleges and programs.

Alisandra Colon
Title: Assistant Director, Financial Aid
Department: Financial Aid
Start date: Jan. 22, 2019

Provides financial aid services to students and families, including packaging, counseling, problem resolution and financial planning.

Robert D’Avanzo
Title: Lecturer
Department: Information Systems and Supply Chain Management
Start date: Jan. 1, 2019


Kenneth Kauffman
Title: Cataloging Specialist
Department: Talbott Library
Start Date: Sept. 24, 2001
Transfer Date: Jan. 2, 2019

Catalogs incoming library materials (primarily audiovisual materials) to ensure timely access to students and faculty in support of the teaching/learning process.

Eartha Williams
Title: Executive Assistant
Department: Enrollment Management
Start Date: Oct. 7, 2013
Promotion Date: Jan. 2, 2019

Performs a wide variety of administrative and secretarial duties for the Vice President of Enrollment Management.


Rubin Joyner
Title: Director, EOP
Department: EOP
Start date: July 12, 1989
Retirement date: Jan. 23, 2019