Personnel Changes within the Division of Student Affairs

Published: July 24th, 2007

Category: Memos

Dr. Patricia Telles-Irvin, Vice President for Student Affairs

I am writing to announce some important personnel changes within the Division of Student Affairs at the University of Florida. These exciting changes will ensure our ability to embrace new opportunities while also continuing to serve the needs of a highly talented Gator student population.

It is with pride and sadness that we announce the departure of Dr. Ainsley Carry. Dr. Carry is leaving UF to become the Senior Associate Vice President and Dean of Students at Temple University. We wish Ainsley well in his new assignment and thank him for his service to the University of Florida and the Division of Student Affairs.

Welcome to Dr. Jeanna Mastrodicasa who joins our staff as Assistant Vice-President for Student Affairs. Dr. Mastrodicasa comes to us from the UF Honors Program, where she served as the Associate Director. Prior to joining the Honors staff, Jeanna was the Assistant Dean of Students for Orientation within our own Dean of Students office. Jeanna brings a wealth of experience, talent and creativity to lead our division-wide assessment, strategic planning, staff development and marketing initiatives as well as serving as the primary advisor to the J. Wayne Reitz Scholars program.

It also gives me great pleasure to announce that Dr. Gene Zdziarski has been promoted to the position of Assistant Vice President/Dean of Students. Dr. Zdziarski will continue to oversee the Dean of Students Office as well as assuming responsibility for division-wide efforts to increase global awareness and overseeing the emergency/crisis management protocols for the division. Gene currently serves as the Regional Vice President for the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators and along with Mike Rollo & Norb Dunkel, co-authored the well-received book, Campus Crisis Management: A comprehensive guide to planning, prevention, response, and recovery published in 2007.

Within the Dean of Students Office, We are also pleased to announce the promotion of Dr. Mary Kay Schneider to Senior Associate Dean. In addition to her current responsibilities, Mary Kay will be responsible for the daily operation of the Dean of Students Office and represent the Dean in his absence.

Please join me in congratulating Jeanna and Gene on their new leadership roles within the Division of Student Affairs; and extending a heart felt thank you to Ainsley and the entire Carry family as they transition to Philadelphia and Temple University.

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