||May 19, 2014
|| David Mance, Media Relations Coordinator, 509-969-6084 or firstname.lastname@example.org
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Administrators Take on New Challenges to Strengthen Heritage University
Toppenish, WA — Heritage University President John Bassett announced Wednesday several changes in the University administration to make Heritage stronger.
Among those changes is the creation of a new position, Associate Provost, which will be filled by Mea Moore. Currently Moore is the interim Dean of the College of Education and Psychology. Moore arrived at Heritage University last year following six years as director of educator pathways for the Washington state Professional Educator Standards Board (PESB). There she coordinated multiple statewide projects designed to address teaching shortages and increase the diversity of Washington State’s teaching force.
Dr. Bassett also announced Merrilou Harrison will become Dean of the College of Education and Psychology. Harrison is currently the Chair and Director of the program in Educational Administration for the College. Harrison has more than 30 years of experience working in public education. Prior to joining Heritage last August she worked with the Washington State Leadership Academy and was a fellow at Paul Allen’s Success at the Core.
Bassett also announced that Siri Strom has been appointed Vice President for Support Services and Chief Financial Officer. She has held that position on an interim basis since October. Kazu Sonoda, the current Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences will also be Associate Provost, with specific oversight of regional sites and faculty research. Finally, Jaime Cortes will be the Director of the Office of Advising.
For more information, contact Curt Guaglianone, Provost and VP of Academic Affairs, (509) 865-8668, or Guaglianone_C@heritage.edu.