October 2009 Staff News

Career Services

  • Ladd Flock
    has been named director. He was in career services at the University of Virginia’s College of Arts and Sciences.

Communications & External Relations

  • David Fyten
    has retired.

Residence Life & Housing

  • Bill Yost
    received the Association of College and University Housing Officers International Scholarship for the APPA Housing Facilities Conference held in Columbus, OH.

Schools of Business

  • Gordon Soenksen
    is associate dean of advancement. He was most recently associate dean for development and alumni relations at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.

University Police

  • Connie Jones
    has retired.


  • Stephen Kritchevsky
    has been named deputy director of the Translational Science Institute.
  • Sheila Sanders
    has been named vice president for information services and chief information officer.
  • Maureen Sintich
    has been named vice president for operations and chief nursing officer.
  • Karen Turner
    has been named vice president of surgical services.
  • Lisa Wyatt
    has been named vice president and chief communications officer.

ZSR Library

  • Jean-Paul Bessou
    is the new systems librarian.


Staff members who are observing anniversaries of their employment.
(Recognition is for one year and for five through 50 years at five-year intervals.)

October 2009 Recognition

35 Years

Keith Wise, Facilities & Campus Services: Superintendent, Special Coatings

25 Years

Linda Early, Z. Smith Reynolds Library: Coordinator, Acquisitions Unit
Cherin Poovey, Communications & External Relations: Assistant Vice President & Director

20 Years

Debbie Hellmann, Financial & Accounting Services: Grant Accounting Manager
Regina Lawson, University Police: Chief
Martine Sherrill, Art: VR Librarian & Print Curator

15 Years

Ransome Gillespie, Facilities & Campus Services: Service Technician, Team 2
Vanessa Little, Graylyn Conference Center: Supervisor, Food & Beverage Services
Randy MacDonald, University Police: Communications Supervisor

10 Years

LaDonna Crist, Alumni & Donor Services: Administrative Assistant
Steven Turner, Facilities & Campus Services: Groundskeeper

5 Years

Chris Carson, Facilities & Campus Services: Custodian
Carter Cook, Legal: Associate Counsel
Jane Crouse, Mathematics: Staff Assistant
Georgina Duque, Facilities & Campus Services: Custodian
Tomma Guastaferro, Human Resources: Talent Management Coordinator
Beth Hoagland, Provost’s Office: Business Manager
Mimi Komos, Human Resources: Benefits Coordinator
Holly Marion, University Advancement: Director, Law School Development
Dana Muto, Residence Life & Housing: Administrative Coordinator
Allison Wetterhahn, Human Resources: HR Partner
Judith Wright, Schools of Business Charlotte Program: Administrative Assistant

1 Year

Lauren Bradley, Undergraduate Admissions: Assistant Director
Garland Burton, Business Diversity Program: Director
Kirk Deal, Facilities & Campus Services: Groundskeeper, Reynolda Village
Lori Durham, University Police: Communications Officer
Kristi Marshall, University Advancement: Assistant Director, Alumni Programs
Van Mauldin, Facilities & Campus Services: Groundskeeper
Marlane Mowitz, Schools of Business: Associate Director, Career Counseling
Mark Petersen, University Advancement: Vice President, University Advancement
Heather Shoemaker, Schools of Business: Administrative Assistant
Lisa Snedeker, School of Law: Director, Communication & Public Relations
Brian Stutts, Information Services: Asset Assistant
Michael Terry, WFDD Radio: Listener Services, Volunteer Coordinator
Linda Tuttle, Chemistry: Staff Assistant

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