This fall, BC launched its new data science minor. The program, open to all undergraduate students, will prepare students to thrive in a job landscape that increasingly rewards data skills. The minor will emphasize the human-centered application of data analysis and modeling for the common good, and participants will learn to think critically about data and the ethics of using it.
The Woods College of Advancing Studies has a new director for its Master of Science in Leadership and Administration program. Mary Ellen Joyce ’75 assumed the position in May, bringing decades of experience in leadership education, adult learning, and instructional design, including twenty years directing the executive programs division at the Brookings Institution.
Todd Interdonato has been named the new BC baseball head coach. Interdonato comes to the Heights from Wofford College, in South Carolina, where he spent sixteen years as head coach and led the school to two Southern Conference regular season championships. He replaces longtime BC head coach Mike Gambino ’99, who recently took over the Penn State baseball program.
BC Facilities Management completed seventy-two renovation projects around campus over the summer. Included were a major facelift of the Higgins Hall auditorium and a refresh of the Fenwick and Fitzpatrick dorms. But the star attraction is the new Hoag Basketball Pavilion. (And make sure to take a peek inside the new facility.)
Diana Bowser has been named Associate Dean for Research and Integrated Science at the Connell School of Nursing. Bowser started in the role in July, and comes to BC with twenty years of experience in health system analysis on the topics of health economics and health policy.