Welcome to Appalachian!

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Change is expected and embraced on our campus. New staff, administration and faculty bring fresh ideas and enthusiasm to our community. Please help welcome our newest members to the Appalachian Community, and stop by Staff Connect and Faculty Club to say hello, invite them to join you in a meal, a conversation or professional development opportunity, or share one of your favorite local spots or traditions.

Below is a list of new permanent employees who joined our campus between June 1 and July 15. Please note new faculty will appear in the August issue.

  • Joshua Bailey, Broadcast and Emerging Media Specialist, Learning Technology Services
  • Marguerite Berkowitz, Assistant Athletic Trainer, Athletics
  • David Buff, Academic Advisor, Beaver College of Health Sciences
  • Nathaniel Bush, Administrative Support Associate, Food Services
  • Karalee Cole, Clinical Educator/Adj Instructor, Communication Sciences & Disorders
  • Shandi Collins, Building and Environmental Services Technician, Environmental Services
  • Kelsey Dotson, Public Safety Communicator, University Police
  • Heather Edmisten, Food Services Technician, McAlister’s Deli
  • Kevin Edwards, Property Security Officer, Parking & Traffic
  • Ricky Eller, Facility Maintenance Technician-Mechanical Trades, Physical Plant-Preventive Maintenance
  • Frances Gates, Administrative Support Specialist, New River Light and Power
  • Eric Gormly, Coordinator of Student Veteran Affairs, AVC for Enrollment Management
  • Dustin Gragg, Technology Support Analyst, Technology Support Services
  • Leigh Hamilton, Administrative Support Associate, Office of Disability Services
  • Cheryl Hodges, Administrative Support Specialist, Student Accounts
  • Julie Karaus, Writing Center & WAC Consultant, University Writing Center
  • Megan Kasper, Assistant Director for Student Involvement and Success, James Center for Appalachian Educators
  • Phyllis Kloda, Dean, College of Fine and Applied Arts
  • Ryan LeBlanc, Assistant Wrestling Coach, Athletics
  • Evan Lohmann, Assistant Director of Education Abroad, Office of International Education & Development
  • Mark McLean, Networking Technician, Information Technology Services
  • Michael McNally, Director-NCCET, Division of Education Outreach & Summer Programs
  • Ivan Panarusky, Broadcast and Emerging Media Technician, Athletics Office
  • Clifford Poole, Academic Advisor for Student-Athletes, Learning Assistance Program
  • Kathy Pugliese, Support Services Associate, Cascades Café
  • Gregory Reese, Systems Programmer/Specialist, Physical Plant-HVAC Controls
  • Charisse Rogers, Executive Assistant, Chancellor’s Office
  • Monica Saner, Administrative Support Specialist, Donor Engagement & University Events
  • Marisa Schorr, Clinical Research Coordinator
  • Harold Seaver, Instructor/Research Specialist, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Derek Shook, Assistant Director of Athletics Development, Yosef Club
  • Donna Sluder, Building Environmental Services Technician, Holmes Convocation Center
  • Winston Smith, Director of Women’s Basketball Operation, Athletics
  • Kristina Sojakova, Postdoctoral Researcher/Lab Instructor, Computer Science
  • Melba Spooner, Dean, Reich College of Education
  • Veronica Toub-Lozano, Associate Director, BB&T Student Leadership Center, Walker College of Business
  • Whitney Van Sant, Clinical Research Coordinator
  • Audra Vaz, Director of Development Fine & Applied Arts/Cultural Programs, Associate VC Development & Real Estate
  • Glenda Wallace, Building & Environmental Services Technician, Rivers Street Café
  • Jon Warner, Facilities Maintenance Technician-Mechanical Trades, HVAC
  • Kesha Williams, Public Communications Specialist, University Communications
  • Nicholas Wright, Fraternity and Sorority Life Coordinator, Office of Campus Activities

Find out more about upcoming Staff Connect events here

*Please note that while we have heard many positive comments about new hires being listed in this newsletter, some feedback has noted that departing Appalachian is a private decision and asked for a reconsideration of publishing names of those who have left the university. Out of respect for these requests, this list will continue to welcome new hires, while leaving the decision to announce departures up to each individual.