Keating Arrival Highlights Changes at the Top

Keating Arrival Highlights Changes at the Top

Late spring and summer saw several administrative changes take place at Boston College:
Patrick J. Keating

At Wednesday's Faculty Convocation [see related story], the University formally introduced Patrick J. Keating as its new executive vice president. Keating, who had accepted the position in July, is former vice president and CFO of UNext Inc., a company that delivers graduate business education over the Internet to employed adults throughout the world. He also served as vice president for business and CFO at Carnegie Mellon University for 15 years and as budget officer at Michigan State University.

Colleagues gathered in Gasson Hall on Aug. 22 to say good-bye to W. Paul White, who stepped down after nearly four years as associate vice president for state and community relations to become a principal at The Karol Group, a Boston-based government affairs firm.

Last week, the University announced that Special Assistant to the President John Driscoll will serve as acting associate VP for government and community relations until White's successor is named. Driscoll was vice president for administration at BC from 1987-97.

Other transitions this summer included the appointment of Rev. Joseph O'Keefe, SJ, as associate dean of the Lynch School of Education. Fr. O'Keefe has been a faculty member at the school since 1991.

Also in LSOE, John Cawthorne was promoted from assistant to associate dean for students and outreach.

Robert Cunningham, who had been associate vice president for Development since 1998, left in August to take a senior administrative position at Northeastern University.

Rachel Pruchno, former director of the Center for Work and Family, was named director of Initiatives in Aging at Boston College. She will work with Associate Vice President for Research and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Dean Michael Smyer to develop and implement curricular, research, and service activities focused on adult development.

John Romeo, who had been Facilities Management assistant director for special projects, was promoted to associate director for construction project management.

Helen S. Wechsler joined the University Dining Service as associate director for restaurant operations. She held a similar position at the New England Culinary Institute in Montpelier, Vt.

Rev. Julio Giulietti, SJ, formally began his duties as director of the Center for Ignatian Spirituality, succeeding Rev. Howard Gray, SJ, who left to become rector of the Jesuit community at John Carroll University in Cleveland.


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