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Four Administrators Appointed
in Student Affairs Division
September 20, 1999

Vice President Vicky L. Triponey has hired four new administrators for the Division of Student Affairs.

Margaret Jablonski, formerly of the University of Massachusetts, has been named to a two- year appointment as interim associate vice chancellor. She will serve as deputy to Triponey.

Carole S. Henry, formerly of West Virginia University, has been named executive director of housing and food services; and H. Samuel Miller, formerly of the University of Virginia, has been named assistant vice chancellor.

Joshua Ruminski, a recent UConn graduate, has been named special events coordinator.

Jablonski, former associate dean for undergraduate education and student affairs at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and formerly a faculty member at the University of Massachusetts, will oversee implementation of the student affairs portion of the University's strategic plan, oversee program review/assessment for the division, and assist with revisions of the Student Code of Conduct and the student discipline process.

"Peggy will make a wonderful addition to the Division, as she joins our leadership team at a critical time in our transformation," Triponey says.

Jablonski, who has also worked in student affairs at Boston University and Worcester Polytechnic Institute, earned a doctorate in administration, training and policy studies from Boston University, and bachelor's and master's degrees from UMass.

Henry, who will oversee the Departments of Residential Life and Dining Services, is leading the development of off-campus housing options; expansion of conferencing services; and enhancement of the overall living/learning environment for students through cooperation with academic units, says Triponey.

Formerly director of Housing and Residential Life at West Virginia University, Henry has also worked at Keene State College and held various positions at Marquette University. She holds a B.S. and M.S. from Shippensburg State College.

Miller, who will manage the human, technological, and financial resources of the division, will coordinate division-wide community-buil ding events and serve as an advocate for various student populations, Triponey says.

He holds a Ph.D. in higher education administration from the University of Virginia, where he has worked since 1996.

He also has been assistant director of residential life at the University of Alabama, where he received a bachelor's degree in human resources management and an MBA degree.

Ruminski, who completed a bachelor's degree in English and Spanish last December, was previously coordinator of the National Student Exchange program. He was an alumni representative on the Chancellor's Special Task Force on Community and Civility.

A member of the Student Union Board of Governors, a resident assistant, a mentor for the First Year Experience and an orientation leader, Ruminski was vice president of administration for the Interfraternal Council.

Karen A. Grava