Chadron State College is further adjusting its administrative structure with two appointments last week that will oversee the work of former Vice President of Enrollment Management and Student Services Randy Rhine, now CSC’s interim president, who began his new role May 14.
CSC appointed Aaron Prestwich, TRiO director, and Sherry Douglas, Financial Aid director, as joint-leaders of Enrollment Management and Student Services May 14.
Prestwich said in a Friday morning interview that he and Douglas would assume primary responsibility for Rhine’s former duties, but that there was a four-employee team created to oversee all aspects of Enrollment Management and Student Services.
“We’ll work closely together,” Prestwich said.
According to Prestwich, the new administrative structure will be divided up as follows:
PRESTWICH (Interim Executive of Student Life) – responsible for student affairs, housing, health services, the Nelson Physical Activity Center, and student conduct issues. Prestwich will also continue to oversee Project Strive alongside his new responsibilities.
DOUGLAS (Interim Executive Director of Student Services) – in addition to continuing her existing duties as Financial Aid director, Douglas will be the point person for student concerns, and will oversee the admissions department.
According to Kara Vogt, CSC Human Resources director, Douglas will receive a $7,381 increase in her new role as Interim Executive Director of Student Services, bringing her salary to $71,000. Prestwich will receive an additional $7,718 as Interim Executive Director of Student Life, for a total salary of $57,000 for the 2012-13 academic year.
Tena Cook, Admissions director, and Melissa Mitchel, student records technical support analyst, will make up the remainder of the four-person team the college created.
In addition to the role changes of some of the college’s administration, the college also reorganized the location of some of its student services functions, including moving the START and Business Office from their previous locations within Crites. Prestwich said he hopes the reorganization will be more efficient and allow the college to respond to students’ needs better.
Rhine deferred comment until the college issues a news release, which he expects will be published sometime early next month. The purpose of the release will be to “update everyone on the structure, where issues need to go, office changes and the like,” Rhine said Friday via email.