Moerland Is New Provost
Timothy Moerland started in January as provost and vice president for Academic Affairs. The provost is the university’s chief academic officer and serves as acting president in the president’s absence. Moerland came to IUP from Kent State University, where he was dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. Before that, he held several positions at Florida State University, including faculty member and chair of the Department of Biological Science, interim director of the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Institute, and associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. He has a bachelor’s degree in biological science from Michigan State University and master’s and doctoral degrees in zoology from the University of Maine. Moerland replaced Gerald Intemann, who was IUP’s provost and vice president for Academic Affairs since April 2008.
Bohnen Hired for Development
Since January, Evan Bohnen has been the associate vice president for Development, a position responsible for direct supervision of the university’s fund-raising and development operations. He came to IUP from Marietta College in Ohio, where he served as assistant vice president for advancement for five years and successfully executed a $50-million comprehensive fund-raising campaign. Before that, he had been director of advancement at Radford University in Virginia, director of development for Virginia Tech’s College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, and development director at Minnesota State University, Mankato. He holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Wisconsin—Stevens Point.
Papakie to Lead Visioning
Journalism faculty member Michele Papakie ’93 has been appointed the president’s associate for strategic visioning. In this role, she will lead a team of students who will research university visions, missions, values, and strategic plans; facilitate group discussions with stakeholders about their vision for the future of IUP; and develop a plan to achieve that shared vision. The students will meet with alumni, community members, business owners, and members of the current campus community to garner their input on President Michael Driscoll’s questions addressing what makes IUP distinctive and what they would like to see the university celebrate at its sesquicentennial celebration in 2025.
TRIO Programs Receive Funding
Two IUP TRIO programs that assist economically disadvantaged students recently received continued funding from the U.S. Department of Education. The Upward Bound Math and Science program provides local high school students who have the potential to be first-generation college students with math and science learning support, academic advising, and help in finding financial aid for college. The McNair Scholars program helps first-generation college students with strong academic potential to prepare for graduate study. Each program received in excess of $200,000 from the Department of Education and is expected to receive more than $1 million over the next five years. In addition, each is one of only two such programs in the state to receive continued funding. The McNair grant proposal was developed by Calvin Masilela, Geography and Regional Planning professor and TRIO program director, and the Upward Bound proposal by Masilela and Hilary Staples ’98, M’02, assistant director of the McNair program.
More from the Spring 2013 Issue of IUP Magazine
IUP expertise is tapped in shale gas boom
Bob Anderson ’67 helps people who are dying, whether it’s at the bedside or disaster site
IUP operates with accountability and efficiency—and we continually strive to improve our performance.
Coach Curt Cignetti has fast returned IUP football to a tradition of success--one he knows well
IUP has always embraced the challenge of performance-based rewards from Harrisburg
Putting a face on IUP for prospective students around the country
Professor George Johnson and his wife, Julie, leave a beautiful campus legacy