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Saint Michael’s announces 3 finalists in presidential search

first_imgSaint Michaels CollegePublic Relations OfficeColchester, VT 05439NEWSIMMEDIATE RELEASEJanuary 8, 2007Contact:  Buff Lindau(802) 654-2536blindau@smcvt.edu(link sends e-mail)Saint Michaels announces 3 finalists in presidential searchSaint Michaels College is today announcing the three finalists for president of the liberal arts residential Catholic institution located in the Burlington area of Vermont. Joseph Garrity, chairman of the Saint Michaels Board of Trustees, made public to the college community this morning the names of the three finalists for the position and announced dates when the community will have the opportunity to meet these candidates.I was very pleased with the strength and size of the candidate pool, and am extraordinarily gratified at the quality of these three individual finalists, Chairman Garrity said. With the prospect of President Marc vanderHeydens retirement, after a decade of exemplary leadership, the board of trustees takes the naming of a new president as an opportunity to find an individual to lead this college to even greater heights, he said.Any of the three individuals weve selected would make a competent president of Saint Michaels College, said Garrity, a 1978 graduate of Saint Michaels and retired COO/CFO of 4Kids Entertainment of New York City. The reputation of Saint Michael’s College generated a very enthusiastic response to our call for applicants, he said, and the search committee was universally happy with the choices we made. The eleven-person committee, composed of two faculty, two staff, one student and six trustees, received 70 applicants for the presidency. They narrowed the group to 12 and then to six semi-finalists, who were intensively interviewed.Saint Michaels is on a roll, Garrity said. Weve recently been invited into the elite group of colleges and universities with a Phi Beta Kappa chapter on campus.  He also referred to the colleges inclusion in the Princeton Reviews Best 361 Colleges, and to the recent naming of two Saint Michaels students to highly coveted national academic awards: senior Jamila Headley who earned a Rhodes Scholarship and junior Michelle Kayser who was named a Pickering Fellow by the Woodrow Wilson Foundation.Weve also just completed a $52 million fund drive and a rousing celebration of our 100th anniversary, Garrity added. The leadership of President vanderHeyden has placed this college in a prime position to claim ever greater glory, and we will be looking to a new president to provide the kind of energetic, inspired guidance that Saint Michaels deserves.Candidates for President of Saint Michael’s CollegeJack P. Calareso, president of Ohio Dominican University, a liberal arts institution of nearly 3,000 students located in Columbus, Ohio. Dr. Calareso has focused his leadership skills on developing the strengths of the Dominican and Catholic traditions to advance a learning community at ODU of excellence in the liberal arts and the professions. An institution of 50 majors and several graduate programs, including an MBA degree, ODU practices a student-centered approach to teaching and learning, superior academic and co-curricular programs, a focus on values and service. Dr. Calareso has written that, The effective leader must be a servant to and rooted in the mission, values, ideals, and goals of the institution. And further that The leader is a moral leader who inspires followers through modeling, enablement, and empowerment.Dr. Calareso was named president and professor of education at ODU in 2001. He served from 1999 to 2001 as president and professor of education at Briar Cliff University, Sioux City, Iowa; from 1996 to 1999 as vice president for academic affairs and professor of education at Merrimack College, North Andover, Mass.; from 1989 to 1996 at the College of Saint Rose, Albany, N.Y., as vice president for academic affairs/provost and professor of education from 1993 to 1996; dean of the school of education and professor of education from 1990 to 1993.At Saint Rose, Briar Cliff and recently at Ohio Dominican, Dr. Calareso implemented a full integration of academic affairs and student affairs. He has led and implemented a strategic plan at ODU, where he has landed the 12 largest gifts in the institutions history, increased enrollment by over 40 percent, initiated study abroad and international programs, developed corporate and community partnerships, and other accomplishments.Dr. Calareso has also held leadership positions in the teaching field, serving from 1982 to 1989 as superintendent of schools and director of education for the Green Bay (Wisconsin) Catholic Diocese; from 1979 to 1982 as director of education for Blessed Sacrament School in Madison, Wis., and as director of education for St. Ambrose School in Rochester, N.Y., from 1973 to 1979.Dr. Calareso earned a doctorate in educational leadership and administration from Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wis., in 1989; a masters in theology and scripture from St. Bernards School of Theology in Rochester, N.Y., in 1977, and a bachelors in English and theology from Boston College in 1972. Dr. Calareso and his wife of 34 years, Rose Calareso, an elementary school teacher and librarian, have three children and three grandchildren.John J. Neuhauser, University Professor, Boston College, from 2005 to the present, served previously as academic vice president and dean of faculties of Boston College from 1999 to 2005, and as dean and professor of the Carroll School of Management of Boston College from 1977 to 1999. He was associate professor and chairman of computer science at Boston College from 1971 to 1977 and assistant professor from 1969 to 1971 also at Boston College.During his recent tenure as academic VP and dean of Boston College, Dr. Neuhauser oversaw seven schools and colleges with 670 full-time and 400 part-time faculty, as well as the museum, international programs, admissions, financial aid, academic technology and 40 research centers. During this period the number of full-time faculty increased by 50 and endowed professorships more than doubled to the level of 45. Additionally, externally funded sponsored programs doubled to over $40 million annually, undergraduate applications increased by 50 percent, with a concurrent steady increase in quality.During his period as dean of BCs Carroll School of Management, Dr. Neuhauser established innovative joint degree programs within the University: MBA-MSW, MBA-JD and MBA-Ph.D, among other initiatives. He orchestrated major conferences with speakers, Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan, Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin and Labor Secretary Robert Reich, and he created the Universitys Center for Work and Family, Center for Corporate Community Relations, and Small Business Development Center.Dr. Neuhauser earned a bachelors degree in physics from Manhattan College in 1964, a masters in operations research and statistics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1965, and a doctorate in operations research and statistics: mathematics, also from Rensselaer, in 1968.Dr. Neuhauser is described as an academic leader who strives for excellence first and as a person who is very comfortable providing leadership within the framework of a strong Catholic institution. Jack Neuhauser, who has been a member of the Saint Michael’s College Board of Trustees since 2001, has completed the Boston Marathon seven times. He has three grown children.Christine M. Wiseman, vice president for academic affairs and professor of law at Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska, since 2002. Before joining Creighton, Professor Wiseman was associate vice president for academic affairs at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wis., from 1998 to 2002. She was also a professor in the Marquette University Law School, where she joined the faculty in 1980, and earned top teaching awards in 1991 and 1996.Prior to her teaching career, Professor Wiseman was Assistant Wisconsin Attorney General with the Criminal Appeals Division and a law clerk to the Honorable Robert W. Warren, deceased Chief Judge for the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin. She has served on a number of State Bar committees, including the Wisconsin Task Force on Equal Justice. She received the Wisconsin Civil Liberties Union 1989 Volunteer Attorney of the Year Award for her representation of Texas death row inmate Billy Conn Gardner, who was executed in 1995. She is associate editor of two law journals, author of a number of journal articles and co-author of Wisconsin Practice: Criminal Practice & Procedure (1996) and Punitive Damages: Law and Practice (2000). She has given scores of papers and public presentations.As VP for academic affairs, Professor Wiseman is chief academic officer overseeing Creightons College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business Administration, the Law School, the Graduate School, University College and Summer Sessions, as well as enrollment, admissions, TRIO Programs, international programs, registrar, library, financial aid and student retention.Professor Wiseman has spent 30 years in Catholic higher education and is one of the ranking women administrators among all 28 Jesuit schools and colleges. In that capacity she has led change at two major Catholic institutions. She was the first woman to rise through the ranks at Marquette to a position of senior administration, where she led core curricular reform and assessment across all undergraduate programs, led a university-wide gender equity study and a rank and tenure initiative. As Creightons chief academic officer, Professor Wiseman has led strategic planning, re-accreditation, and a number of major interdisciplinary initiatives, among numerous other projects.Professor Wiseman has served on the boards of three Catholic high schools and is presently on the board of St. Josephs University in Philadelphia. She and her husband of 33 years, William A. Wiseman, have three grown children.ScheduleThe three candidates for president of Saint Michael’s College will be on campus the week of January 15th and will participate in meetings with the Board of Trustees, cabinet members, students, faculty and staff. The Saint Michaels community and members of the press are invited to attend open meetings with each candidate, as follows:Jack Calareso, Tuesday, Jan. 16, 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Hoehl Welcome CenterJack Neuhauser, Wednesday, Jan. 17, 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Hoehl Welcome CenterChristine Wiseman, Thursday, Jan. 18, 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Hoehl Welcome CenterOn Friday, Jan. 19, the three candidates will participate in all day meetings with the Board of Trustees.An announcement of Saint Michaels next president is expected during the spring semester.Saint Michaels College, founded in 1904 by the Society of St. Edmund and headed by President Marc A. vanderHeyden, has been identified by U. S. News & World Report for 17 consecutive years as one of the top15 Masters Universities in the North. A liberal arts, residential, Catholic college located in the Burlington area of Vermont, Saint Michaels was recently invited to sponsor a chapter of the prestigious academic honor society, Phi Beta Kappa, on campus. Saint Michaels has 1,950 full-time undergraduate students, and some 650 graduate students and 200 international students. The College was named by Newsweek magazine a Hidden Treasure, one of 30 colleges recommended most frequently by guidance counselors for being schools that deserve more national recognition. Saint Michaels is included in Princeton Reviews The Best 361 Colleges: 2007 Edition.-30-last_img read more

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Ujiri Commends NBBF, Tips D’Tigers for World Cup Glory

first_imgMasai Ujiri NBA most sought after front desk manager, Masai Ujiri, at the weekend commended the board of the Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) for putting up a working organisation for the men’s national team, D’Tigers ahead of the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup holding in China between August 31 and September 15.Speaking at a welcome home trophy show in Lagos, Nigeria, Ujiri who led the Toronto Raptors to win the NBA title for the first time in the club’s franchise history, observed that the Nigeria Basketball Federation has put some organisation in place that has seen the national team working in progression.“I think the national team has done very well so far because Nigeria has the right talent. The only thing that has always come to question is with our organisation and preparation for major tournaments. I have been in touch with the President of the NBBF, Musa Kida, Col. Sam Ahmedu (rtd) and Coach Alex Nwora. In fact, Col. Sam and Nwora visited me in Toronto while scouting for players. I must say they are doing things the right way which is the process of preparation for the national team. “I am very encouraged with what they are doing also with the women’s team where Mactabene Amachere is helping to put things together. The girls have a good chance of being champions again and the men’s team has shown character through the World Cup African Qualifiers. They have the potentials to make a difference at the World Cup.“Sadly, I was not in Canada when they played their tune-up games. I see them taking the advantage of the withdrawals of some key players from the American team to make a huge statement for the country and Africa,” stressed Ujiri.   He pointed out that there are several opportunities that can be tapped into if the private sector is properly galvanised to promote the game of basketball in Nigeria, noting that this is the only way the youths can be reached and given a chance to excel.Ujiri was a member of the Nigeria team to Senegal ’97 that qualified for the World Cup in Greece and the Raptors Nigerian president is credited for much of the success of the Canada-based team.As President of Basketball Operations, Masai Ujiri engineered the blockbuster trade which brought San Antonio Spurs’ Kawhi Leonard, a three-time NBA All-Star, NBA champion and finals MVP, to Toronto last year. The move has paid off remarkably with Leonard leading the team to their first ever NBA Championship title.As part of his visit home, Ujiri also took the NBA trophy to his parents in Zaria and to the Ahmadu Bello University where he presented it to his first coach Oliver Babatunde Johnson (OBJ) who nurtured him in his formativeyears.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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