Posted: August 11, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

This periodic column highlights the comings and goings of George Mason faculty and staff, as well as promotions and job changes within the university.

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Erika J. Berner is the new assistant dean for Ras Al Khaimah Campus Student Services.

Lina Beydoun is the new faculty director for the Center for Global Education.

Shawn Blackwell is a new field services technician in the Information Technology Unit.

Paul Bowden is the new director of compliance in the Athletics Department. He previously worked in the compliance office for the past four years at Hampton University, the last two as the director. He currently is co-chair of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Compliance Committee.

Fred Chao, currently the men’s volleyball head coach, joins the women’s volleyball team as an interim assistant coach through the 2006 season. Chao, who served as an assistant coach with the women’s program for six seasons from 1998 to 2003, rejoins Pat Kendrick’s coaching staff, replacing former assistant coach Paul Koncir, who recently accepted a head coaching position with Towson University’s women’s volleyball program.

Barbara Davis, Multicultural Research and Resources Center, retired.

Jennifer Flammia is a new administrative assistant in Admissions.

Anne Brennan Hardy is a new document delivery assistant in Fenwick Library.

Danielle Lapierre is the new coordinator for alcohol, drug and health education in Health Education Services.

Erin Markey is the new program coordinator in the Herndon Office of Continuing and Professional Education.

Mecca Marsh is the new associate director for training and programs, Johnson Center and Student Union Operations.

Kathleen McDevitt is the new webmaster for the Association of Writers and Writing Programs.

Jessica Montfort is the new document delivery coordinator for the Arlington Campus Library.

Patricia Morgan, Information Technology Unit, retired.

Rob Parker is a new fiscal training manager in Fiscal Services.

Jeffrey Pollard is the new director of the Counseling Center.

Will Rees is a new web designer/programmer in Web Communications. He formerly was web designer for the College of Arts and Sciences (now College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences).

Gemma Scallon is the new coordinator for cooperative education in University Career Services.

David Shaw is the new judicial affairs coordinator in University Life.

Tho Nguyen is the new classroom computing technician in Classroom Technologies.

College of Education and Human Development

Attika Ishtiaq is the new administrative and office specialist in the Kellar Institute for Human disAbilities.

Valerie Mills is the new office manager in the Graduate School of Education.

Kelly Jo Shillingburg is the new office manager for the Graduate School of Education IT Outreach Program.

College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences

Ann Ludwick is the new graduate student coordinator in the Department of Public and International Affairs. She formerly was department manager.

Lori Petterson is the new department manager in the Department of Public and International Affairs. She was formerly the fiscal tech senior in the College of Visual and Performing Arts.

Christopher Thaiss, English, retired.

College of Science

Susan W. Beale, Admissions, retired.

Evans Mandes has been appointed senior associate dean for finance and personnel.

Alexandre Vetcher is a new research faculty member in the National Center for Biodefense and Infectious Diseases.

College of Visual and Performing Arts

Kathleen Ivchenko is the new finance specialist.

Megan Thornton, assistant director of development, left to take a position in development at Walsingham Academy in Williamsburg, Va.

Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study

Yann Le Franc is a new research assistant professor.

Marcianne Moe is the new MRI technologist.

The Volgenau School of Information Technology and Engineering

Arnold Bolstein, Applied and Engineering Statistics, retired.

Saadia Halstead is the new administrative and office specialist and assistant to the chair of the Applied and Engineering Statistics Department.

Jade Perez is a new graduate admissions specialist.

David Rine, Computer Science, retired.

Nicole J. Sealey has been named the new graduate admissions processing manager.

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