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Archives For November 30, 2020

Congratulations on Retirements, Academic Affairs

By Academic Affairs
Posted on 22 December 2020 | 6:29 pm — 

Retiring Faculty, Staff Leave Lasting Legacies at the College of CharlestonAs 2020 comes to a close and we look toward what lies ahead, one thing is certain: After this year, the College of Charleston will never be quite the same. With 60 faculty and staff members retiring since May – many of them leaving at the end of December – there will be quite a few familiar faces missing on campus when we return after the winter break.

For the Office of the Provost, we hope you will join us in wishing all the best to our own Beth Murphy, class of 1989, who served the College of Charleston for over 30 years and Cathy Peebles who managed the office since 2007. Although they are leaving big shoes to fill, they’re leaving even bigger legacies – and the foundation they’ve built as our friends, colleagues, teachers and leaders will live on at the College and within the campus community.

To all the following College of Charleston staff and faculty – and to those not listed who recently retired – congratulations on your retirement!

Myrna Barkoot, Custodial Services
Doryjane Birrer, English
Jeri Cabot, Student Affairs
Cheryl Chapman, Registrar
Heather Chipley, Admissions
Sandy Clark, Custodial Services
Maria Colomina-Garrigos, Hispanic Studies
Cheryl Connor, Copy Center
Martine Cuvillier-Hiers, French-Francophone and Italian Studies
Louise Doire, Religious Studies
Wilfred Fields, Building and Equipment Maintenance
Phyllis Gates, Early Childhood Development
Elizabeth Gladden, Custodial Services
Nathaniel Grampus, Building and Equipment Maintenance
Stevie Grampus, Building and Equipment Maintenance
Charlene Grant, Custodial Services
Debra Hammond, President
Mark Hartley, Supply Chain and Information Management
Mary Ann Hartshorn, Teacher Education
John Hull, Studio Art
Patricia Jenkins, Housing – Custodial
Martin Jones, Mathematics
Denis Keyes, Teacher Education
Laura Lageman, Athletics
Mark Landis, Theatre and Dance
Leo Langley, Patriots Point Maintenance
Edward Lawrence, Building and Equipment Maintenance
Gail Long, Internal Auditor
Rhonda Mack, Management and Marketing
Massimo Maggiari, French-Francophone and Italian Studies
Elizabeth Martinez-Gibson, Hispanic Studies
Anthony Martino, Mail Services
Mary Ann May, Health Services
John McBride, Public Safety
William McCoy, Custodial Services
Theodore McDaniel, Building and Equipment Maintenance
Valerie Morris, School of the Arts
James Mueller, Management and Marketing
Beth Murphy, Academic Affairs
Richard Nunan, Philosophy
Homer Pace, Procurement
Robert Perkins, Teacher Education
Cathy Peebles, Academic Affairs
Jose Perales, Public Safety
Deana Richardson, Admissions
Alexander Sanders, Political Science
Mark Sloan, Halsey Institute
Andrew Sobiesuo, International Education
Christopher Starr, Supply Chain and Information Management
Ann Stein, Sociology and Anthropology
Milton Summers, Central Energy
Julie Swanson, Teacher Education
Jeffrey Tomlinson, Chemistry
Neal Tonks, Chemistry
Michelle VanParys, Studio Art
Marlene Williams, Grounds Maintenance
Idee Winfield, Sociology and Anthropology
Robin Zemp, Music

(Bolded names include those faculty and staff within the Division of Academic Affairs)

Center for International Education Leadership

By Academic Affairs
Posted on 22 December 2020 | 3:39 pm — 

At the conclusion of this month, Dr. Andrew Sobiesuo, Associate Provost for International Education and Professor of Hispanic Studies, retires from the College of Charleston after an impressive 30-year career. Andrew’s shoes are large ones to fill, but I am pleased to announce that Dr. Mark P. Del Mastro, Associate Provost for Curriculum and Academic Administration, will lead the Center for International Education as Associate Provost for Academic and International Programs beginning on January 1, 2021.

Mark’s involvement with international education is impressive starting with his own study abroad experiences as an undergraduate student in Salamanca, Spain, then later as a graduate student in Madrid. As a faculty member at The Citadel for nearly two decades, he directed multiple study abroad programs in Spain, founded and directed their Maymester program in Quito, Ecuador, and oversaw the establishment of new summer programs in Alcalá de Henares, Spain and Puebla, Mexico. As chair of the Department of Hispanic Studies from 2010-2019, he oversaw and helped bolster our own faculty-led programs in Argentina, Chile and Spain, and he worked directly with Andrew Sobiesuo to restructure the College’s program in Santiago, Chile, which is now hosted at the University of Santiago Chile. Mark’s extensive work with international education for over 30 years will help us build upon the many accomplishments of Dr. Sobiesuo and his able staff in the Center for International Education. Please join me in welcoming Mark to his expanded leadership role on our campus.

Suzanne Austin

Provost and Executive Vice President

Division of Academic Affairs

New Dean of the School of the Arts, Edward Hart ’88

By Academic Affairs
Posted on 21 December 2020 | 3:35 pm — 

Composer Edward HartI am pleased to announce that I have appointed Edward Hart ’88, chair of the Department of Music, as dean of the School of the Arts (SOTA). He succeeds Dean Valerie Morris, who is retiring this year after expertly guiding the school since 1998.

A music faculty member since 1993, Dean Hart has a longstanding commitment to the success of the College and Charleston’s vibrant arts community. He has served as department chair since 2013, demonstrating visionary leadership as well as many administrative and artistic talents.

Dean Hart has also cultivated and enhanced partnerships with many local arts organizations, including the Charleston Symphony, where he serves on the executive board, the Charleston Jazz Orchestra; the Charleston Men’s Chorus; the Charleston Symphony Orchestra Chorus and the Charleston Opera Theatre. He has served on the board of the South Carolina Arts Commission and is a regular guest lecturer for Spoleto Festival USA’s Salon Series.

Dean Hart earned his master’s and doctoral degrees in music from the University of South Carolina and his B.A. in music here at the College of Charleston.

Please join me in welcoming Dean Hart to this new leadership role.

Suzanne Austin

Provost and Executive Vice President

Division of Academic Affairs


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