Effective May 15, 2017, Laurie Betting assumed new duties as the Interim Director for the Center for Innovation and continues to serve as a Senior Advisor to the President. Her tasks include implementation of the Strategic Plan, chairing the search for the Vice President for Marketing and Communications, supporting the campus efforts for the Research Institute for Autonomous Systems and other special projects. Laurie is located in the Center for Innovation and plans on retiring in October of 2017.
Effective May 15, 2017, Cara Halgren assumed new duties as the Interim Vice President for Student Affairs and Diversity. Part of the cost saving measures was to combine this role with that of the Dean of Students. Cara will continue to fulfill that role. Associate Dean of Students Cassie Gerhardt will assume oversight for the Memorial Union and the Student Wellness Center. Assistant Dean of Students Alex Pokornowski will assume oversight for the University Counseling Center and Student Health Services.