Summer Saw Other Transitions at BC

Summer Saw Other Transistions at BC

This summer saw several other noteworthy changes in the Boston College administration, as well as the addition of two new endowed professorships.


Cheryl Presley

Cheryl Presley, former associate vice president for student affairs at Colorado State University, was appointed as BC's vice president for student affairs. Richard Mackey, a 34-year member of the Graduate School of Social Work faculty, became the school's interim dean. Thomas Devine, who had served as director of Buildings and Grounds since 1994, was named to the position of associate vice president for facilities management. Devine's appointment came as part of a departmental reorganization following the retirement of associate VP for planning and construction Alfred G. Pennino. The restructuring continued with the appointment last month of former associate director for B&G technical services Roger S. Goode Jr. as director of facilities services.

Sheila Blair and Jonathan Bloom, a married couple who are distinguished art scholars and authors, are the inaugural holders of the Norma Jean Calderwood University Professorship in Islamic and Asian Art.

The other endowed faculty position is the Lelia Holden Carroll Professorship in Nursing, which has been filled by Judith Vessey, a pediatrics expert and former professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing.

The University community also mourned the loss this summer of four long-time faculty members.

-Prof. Sanford J. Fox, 70, who taught at the Law School for more than 40 years. (July 1)

-Assoc. Prof. Raymond Keyes, 70, a former assistant dean and associate professor of marketing in the Carroll School of Management (July 15).

-Rev. Joseph M. Larkin, SJ, 84, who directed the Boston College Dramatic Society and played a key role in establishing the University's art and theater programs. (June 17)

-Assoc. Prof. Harvey Margolis, 57, a member of the Mathematics Department faculty for 30 years. (June 15)

In addition, College of Arts and Sciences sophomore Suzanne Civitello died at her home in Fayetteville, NY, on July 9, and Kellyann Resnick, '00, died after a lengthy illness on Aug. 23.

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