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Sons and Daughters

Ernie Holsendolph '58
Robert M. Rosencrans   '49
James P. Rubin '82
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CAREER SERVICES: Eleanor Sanchez, associate dean for career services, has left the University to relocate to southern California. Deborah Rothstein and Patricia Macken are serving as interim executive directors of the Center for Career Services as a search is conducted for a successor to Sanchez.

Also, Rachel Nover Benevento ’92, associate director at the center whose responsibilities included coordinating the Alumni Partnership Program, has left the University to pursue a master’s in social work at NYU.

STUDENT SERVICES: Gene I. Awakuni has been appointed vice president for student services, where he will be in charge of seven departments: student financial services, registrar operations, dining services, health services, student information systems, residence halls and student activities. Awakuni was vice president for student affairs at Cal Tech since 1993, after working as assistant vice chancellor for student academic services at UC Santa Barbara and director of the counseling center and special assistant to the vice chancellor for student affairs at UC Irvine.

William C. Harris

BIOSPHERE 2: William C. Harris, founding president and executive director of Biosphere 2, has accepted the position of vice president for research at the University of South Carolina. Harris began working for South Carolina in August but is continuing at Biosphere 2 Center Corporation through the transition to new leadership.

Over the past 3 1/2 years, Harris has built Biosphere 2 into a respected research, education and public service institution. “Bill Harris has brought vision, energy, and focus on achievement to an extraordinary challenge,” said Executive Vice Provost Michael Crow. “I don’t know anyone who could have achieved what Bill Harris has for this emerging institution.”

Under Harris’s leadership, education and public program revenues have grown, research programs have increased grant earnings, and private support has been obtained for buildings, public programs, and a scholarship endowment. Harris established an industry partnership that provides substantial long-term scholarship and public exhibit support. He has strengthened community relations in both Tucson and Phoenix and launched a plan for campus expansion over the next 12 months to accommodate 300 students.

ALUMNI AFFAIRS & DEVELOPMENT: Emily Kasof, formerly an assistant director, alumni affairs, in the College Office of Alumni Affairs and Development, has been named an assistant director of the College Fund. Grissel Seijo ’93 and Adlar Garcia ’95, who had been outreach coordinator and development officer, respectively, at the Double Discovery Center, have joined the office as assistant directors, alumni affairs.

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