New associate provost to focus on low-income, first-generation college students

Drawing on previous work and personal experiences, future associate provost Anthony Tillman will work with university administrators to help implement initiatives to create a more socioeconomically inclusive campus.

| Staff Reporter

Olin Dean Mahendra Gupta steps down, plans to return to teaching and research positions within WU

After over a decade of service as the Dean of the Olin Business School, Mahendra R. Gupta will leave his position to spend more time with his family and to further pursue his interests in research and teaching.

| News Editor

Kweskin named new Chief Financial Officer

Amy Kweskin, current associate vice chancellor for finance and treasurer, has been named vice chancellor for finance and chief financial officer by Chancellor Mark Wrighton.

| News Editor

Provost Thorp to return to classroom for Spring 2016

Provost Holden Thorp, whose job description typically entails academic planning, budgeting and facilities, is stepping back into the classroom this coming semester to teach a course focusing on elements of higher education.

Sam Seekings | Staff Reporter

Program continues to grow as WU appoints new staff ombudsperson

Jessica Kuchta-Miller, a certified organizational ombudsman practitioner, has been named the university’s first staff ombudsperson effective Sept. 14.

| Staff Reporter

Olin launches Ferguson small business initiative

Olin Business School will launch a new initiative for both undergraduate and graduate students to help small businesses in the coming weeks, partly as a response to the riots that hurt businesses in Ferguson, Mo., last August.

Deborah Spencer | Staff Reporter

Thorp LinkedIn blog offers advice to candidates in administrative searches

Provost Holden Thorp decided to take on a different sort of project this summer—one that made use of his depth of experience working as an administrator in institutions of higher education.

| Staff Reporter

SMU VP of student affairs to serve as VC for students

Lori White has been announced as the new Vice Chancellor for Students, replacing Sharon Stahl on July 1. White is currently the vice president for student affairs at Southern Methodist University and has over 30 years of experience in university student services in total.

| Senior News Editor

Office of Sustainability replaces Car-Free efforts with Active Transportation Month

The Office of Sustainability is promoting alternative transportation and healthy lifestyles by hosting Active Transportation Month.

Deborah Spencer | Contributing Reporter

Wash. U. to debut events focusing on gun violence prevention, awareness

Washington University will soon kick off a year of events focused on using the University’s resources for the advancement of gun legislation and gun violence prevention and awareness, according to Risa Zwerling Wrighton, wife of the chancellor and academic advisor in the College of Arts & Sciences.

| News Editor