According to an email sent by President Roger Casey the morning of Feb. 7, McDaniel can expect a number of changes ahead.
The athletic department will begin a search shortly for a new athletic director after the resignation of Jamie Smith, the former athletic director, who the email states will step into a “role focusing on athletic fundraising.”
Vice President for Admissions and Enrollment Management, Florence Hines, is beginning a search for “a new Director of Digital Communications (or a similar appropriate title) who will be the leader in charge of implementing a totally new website and web software package,” Casey’s email explains.
After Englar dining hall is completed, the email says that “oversight for dining services from Conference and Auxiliary Services to Student Affairs. Dining Services and the management of our food-services partner, Sodexho, will be the direct responsibility of our Vice President for Student Affairs, Beth Gerl.”
Another change will be made to promote “global and intercultural studies,” especially with the school’s relationship with the Budapest campus. Casey “will be assuming direct presidential oversight of our office of international and off-campus study effective March 1 and for the immediate future,” the email announces.
The email also says that Casey will be “seeking a cohort of faculty to assist me in developing a strategic agenda for our global programs.”
Casey’s email hit the Free Press inbox at press time. We will further cover stories in upcoming issues.