I am pleased to inform you that Mr. Rich DiStanislao will return to IUP as a member of the Enrollment Management Team, serving as executive director for Student Success and Retention.

Mr. DiStanislao will begin work in this new position on January 5, 2009, through a joint appointment to the Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs and the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs.

During the past four years, Mr. Distanislao has served as a member of the SYTEC SAP initiative at the PASSHE office. Mr. Distanislao previously served IUP for more than thirty years in positions including registrar and assistant dean of the Kittanning campus, IUP at Northpointe. In this new role at IUP, Mr. Distanislao will work directly to advance the retention and graduation of undergraduate students. Please join me in welcoming Mr. Distanislao as he returns to IUP.

Tony Atwater, Ph.D.