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Formal Welcome Set for Stamford Director
February 28, 2000

The University will officially welcome Jacquelyn Joseph-Silverstein as associate vice chancellor and director of the Stamford Campus during a ceremony in the General Re Auditorium on Thursday, March 2, at 5 p.m., followed by a reception in the Rich Concourse.

A procession by members of the Stamford faculty will open the event, followed by welcoming remarks from President Philip Austin, Chancellor Fred Maryanski and Acting Vice Chancellor Francis Archambault.

Susan Anderson, a professor of philosophy and the most senior full-time tenured faculty member at the campus, will speak as a representative of the Stamford faculty. Two current UConn Stamford students will also make remarks: Celeste Weekes, a bachelor of general studies student with a specialty in business and information technology, who will graduate in December 2000; and Michael Liberty, a traditional undergraduate in the Class of 2001.

Joseph-Silverstein will then address the audience with a speech concerning her aspirations, goals and philosophy for the University of Connecticut at Stamford.

Invited guests include a broad range of members of the of the community in the region including corporate and business executives, state and local government leaders, non-profit organization directors, outstanding educators, past and present donors to the University, and other leading citizens.

Joseph-Silverstein is a Connecticut native who grew up in the New London area and completed her undergraduate degree at UConn in Storrs. She earned her master's degree in biological science at Emory University in Atlanta and her Ph.D. at City University in New York.

Most recently she was associate provost at St. John's University, and an associate professor in the department of biological sciences there. She previously served as acting dean of liberal arts and sciences and assistant director of grants and sponsored research, as well as coordinator of the Women in Science Society.

Virginia Garvey