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We moved to the MBS-Direct program so that our students may buy their textbooks online from MBS. The books will be shipped directly to them or may be shipped in bulk to be distributed at the College. We will not maintain an inventory of textbooks on campus. Our students still have the option of purchasing their textbooks from other sources, if desired. All sales and returns will be between our students and MBS-Direct or other textbook vendors, rather than through the Bookstore.
By eliminating the inventory of textbooks on campus, we are able to consolidate the Gift Shop and Bookstore into a single Campus Store. We are remodeling the Bookstore space to become the new Campus Store.
Four directors will now report to the Vice President for Finance and Management Services, Ken Romig:
For the full organizational chart of the Business Office and a description of individual responsibilities, click here.
The hours of the Business Office Cashier window will be noon until 4 p.m. We are still here to serve our students and employees, and there will be appropriate information posted on the cashier window about how to get help when the window is not open. The Business Office hours remain the same and will be open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
In July we implemented a new system for electronic payments, which we will use to pay expense reports and other payments via direct deposit.
We will be making several changes to our Dining Services for the coming year. Beginning this fall, students and staff will be able to enjoy their favorite Starbucks drinks as part of the dining offerings in the Duff Student Restaurant. In addition, we will expand the Duff Dining format into the Titan Club space. The Titan Club will no longer operate as the late dining venue. Instead the TUB Grill, Salad Bar, and WE Express will be open until 11 p.m.
In addition to his role as Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College, Dr. Jeffrey S. Coker will provide leadership of the enrollment management process, which includes admissions and financial aid. His updated title is Vice President for Academic Affairs and Enrollment.
Amy Deems is now an Enrollment Data Specialist, assisting counselors as they move prospective students through the admissions pipeline. She is also charged with gathering the information of high school students who visit campus for camps, conferences, etc.
Kelsey Reott has joined the Office of Admissions as an Admissions Counselor. Her recruitment territory will be formalized over the coming weeks.
As you have seen from her recent emails, Amber Scalfari is busy in her role as Coordinator of Visits and Outreach. Amber’s primary responsibility is to ensure that prospective students and their families have an excellent and memorable experience when they visit campus. This responsibility includes communicating visit information to faculty and staff and tracking visit data so that we continue to improve campus tours, preview days, open houses, and other admissions events.
Library & Information Services is splitting into two departments: McGill Library and Information Technology Services. McGill Library remains part of Academic Affairs, while Information Technology Services reports to the Chief Information Officer:
The LIS Help Desk, located in McGill Library, will continue to provide both library assistance and tech support for everything from research support to wifi connectivity. To contact the Help Desk, call 724-946-6000 or email email@example.com.
The top priority of the Office of Marketing & Communication is to work with all campus constituents to promote the College for the express purpose of student recruitment. We will partner with you to promote your events on campus digital signage, on our website, on our social media platforms, and to external media outlets, when appropriate. However, effective this fall, we no longer have the resources to provide the same level of graphic design services for campus events that we have in the past. For more information about how this may affect your event, please contact Erin Smith, Chief Information Officer.
Also, we are excited to announce that Celebrity Series will be joining the Marketing & Communication team. In addition to continuing her leadership of Celebrity Series, Connie McGinnis will now be the College’s Director of Parent Engagement.
Jason Janusziewicz will be joining us in early August as the new Director of Facilities Operations. Jason is currently the Associate Director of Facilities and Operations in the Office of Residence Life at Bowling Green State University. Once Jason is in place, we will determine the desired organizational structure for Facilities Operations, and we will proceed with filling any open positions.
Diane Ubry has begun serving as Secretary of the Board of Trustees, along with her responsibilities as Executive Assistant to the President’s Office.
Members of the Print Shop staff have been busy this spring working with the new printing equipment. We are in the process of developing a new online process for submitting printing requests. The new process will be rolled out to the campus community later this summer.
Jennifer Hough now serves as the Director of the Professional Development Center. She is working with students, alumni, and employers to identify opportunities that prepare Titans to move into the world of work and/or graduate school. Those opportunities include internships, career and networking events, on-campus recruiting, and professional skill assessment/development (e.g., creating résumés, interviewing).
Kay Kowalski is working with faculty and staff as a Purchasing Manager. As this role relates to Information Services, Kay will help departments secure quotes for and purchase/receive computers and other technology. In relation to the sciences, Kay will assist Hoyt faculty members in procuring research equipment, chemicals, specimens, and related supplies.
The Titan Card office is moving to Old Main. In addition to her current responsibilities in the Titan Card Program, Barb Linebaugh will also be taking on certain responsibilities from Public Safety, including parking permits, keys for academic and administrative buildings, and processing parking tickets. The new Titan Card Office will be located next to the Business Office in Old Main 215.
We are also changing the software that supports the Titan Card. With this change, students will no longer be able to use their Titan Dollars at off-campus locations (Sheetz in Neshannock). The cost of continuing this service was not justified by the low volume of off-campus transactions.