East Coast A.V.P. Meeting To Be Held On Campus Next Month

More than 30 academic vice presidents from Vermont to Florida will gather at Boston College June 14-16 for the Eastern States Chief Academic Officers Conference.

Schools represented at the conference will include Tufts, Boston, Northeastern, George Washington, Clarkson and Rutgers universities, the universities of New Hampshire, Connecticut, South Carolina, Georgia and Miami, and the College of William and Mary.

"It will be an opportunity to discuss among ourselves some of the important issues facing higher education, and to showcase Boston College," said conference host Academic Vice President and Dean of Faculties William B. Neenan, SJ.

The conference schedule will include presentations on promotion and tenure, technology, international education and similar topics of concern to university administrators, and a reception and dinner at the new Boston College Club.

Boston College speakers and their topics will include Collection Management Support Librarian Jonas Barciauskas, "Are Digital Collections the Answer?"; Preservation Librarian Jan Cellucci, "Collections in Jeopardy? Preservation Solutions"; Assoc. Prof. Fr. Michael Himes (Theology), "A University that is Jesuit and Catholic?"; Prof. Emeritus Thomas O'Connor (History), "The Boston Irish: Fact or Fiction"; and International Programs Director Marian St. Onge, "Innovative Strategies for Internationalization."

- Mark Sullivan

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