Campus Community - I am pleased to announce that Dr. Jim DePaepe has accepted the interim position of Executive Director for Organizational Effectiveness effective July 8, 2013. He will report to me.
Dr. DePaepe has been working for the College of Education and Professional Studies as the Director of the Office of Research, Evaluation & Assessment. Based on his breadth of experience and what he has accomplished for CEPS in this area, and as we continue to improve and enhance organizational effectiveness and institutional research, his expertise will be crucial as we re-build these programs. One of his first priorities will be to fill the many critical positions that are within the OE department currently or which other areas of the university have a need. We will be centralizing all of these functions under Jim, distributing staff services through agreements to various departments and/or colleges. This position will also work closely with Dr. Melody Madlem in the coordination of the university's strategic plan and implementing organizational reviews to identify strengths, weaknesses and opportunities. Jim and his staff will be located on the 2nd floor of the Library.
Please join me in wishing Jim well in his new role.