CONWAY, Ark. (August 2, 2012) - There will be some familiar faces will be in new staff roles when students return for the fall 2012 semester.
Jim Wiltgen, vice president for student affairs and dean of students, recently announced the following changes in his office.
- Kesha Baoua was appointed associate dean of students and director of the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities. Baoua will be responsible for the College's student conduct system and continue to supervise the Office of Multicultural and International Student Services (MISS).
"Kesha is perfectly suited to this role … It requires trust and respect, and she has that," said Wiltgen.
- Nepal native Desh Deepak'12 will manage the day-to-day work of the MISS office as an Odyssey Postgraduate Fellow.
- Christy Coker will transition from her responsibilities in the Office of Career Services to a newly created role of director of student outreach services.
Coker will assist with additional retention efforts, reaching out to students and directing them to services to support them.
"Christy can push students in a supportive manner that allows the student to be successful," Wiltgen said.
Associate Vice President for Student Affairs Danny Powell will assume new responsibilities as director of career services.
Powell will help plan where the Office of Career Services will be in the next five years, Wiltgen said.
The realignment was an opportunity to enhance the College's commitment to students and families and move the division closer to supporting the strategic goals of the College.
"Student issues have become increasingly complex," Wiltgen said. "This move allows the College to address those issues in a much better way."
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