Dole Institute names new administrators
Stephen McAllister, dean of law and interim director of the Robert J.
Dole Institute of Politics, has named Jonathan Earle, assistant professor
of history, associate director for academic programming at the institute.
Earle started the new position Dec. 1 on a quarter-time basis, with the
rest of his appointment in the Department of History. Richard Konzem will
serve as interim associate director for administration. His assignment
is effective Dec. 22.
KU Medical Center administrator promoted to vice chancellor
The KU Medical Center has promoted Thomas L. Noffsinger to the new post
of vice chancellor for research administration. Noffsinger had been associate
vice chancellor for research administration since 2000. He will continue
as executive director of the University of Kansas Research Institute Inc.,
a post he has held since 1992.
KUSM-W prof to lead board of American College of Physicians
Sweet, professor of internal medicine, is the chair-elect designee for
the Board of Regents of the American College of Physicians. She will assume
duties as chair-elect in April and will become chairwoman in April 2005.
Sweet became a professor at the KU School of Medicine-Wichita’s
Department of Internal Medicine in 1993. She is the founder and principal
investigator for the Kansas AIDS Education Training Center and serves
as the director and principal investigator for the medical school’s
Ryan White III Comprehensive AIDS Resources program.
Former ISSS employee returns as associate director
Daphne Johnston recently was named associate director of International
Student and Scholar Services, where she will be responsible for directing
and coordinating international undergraduate admissions and recruitment
activity. Johnston replaces Sandy Gault, who recently left KU to join
a private credential evaluation service in Chicago. From 1988 to 1998,
Johnston held positions as assistant, associate and interim director of
the office. She resumed an interim role as assistant dean in the Graduate
School during the fall semester of 2003.
KPR director named chair of broadcast advocacy group
The head of Kansas Public Radio now also is the head of the state’s
advocacy group for public broadcasting. Janet Campbell, director of KPR
and the Audio-Reader Network, was elected chair of the Kansas Public Broadcasting
Council on Nov. 21. The Kansas Public Broadcasting Council comprises the
chief executive officers of the 10 public radio stations and TV stations
in the state. It keeps the Kansas Legislature advised of issues relating
to public broadcasting and distributes state funds to stations.
KU grad hired as KJHK general manager
Andrew Dierks is the new general manager for KJHK. Dierks graduated from
KU in 1999 with a bachelor’s degree in communication studies. While
at KU, he served as assistant music director and music director of KJHK.
Since graduating, Dierks worked as the assistant to the board of directors
for the Lincoln Park Zoo near Chicago. He also has worked as a recruiter
for McKinsey & Company, a Chicago-based management consulting firm.
Dierks will begin his job Jan. 5, 2004. The creation of this position
is the first step in the transition of KJHK from the School of Journalism
and Mass Communications to the KU Memorial Unions.
Former faculty member to create indigenous law center in New York
Robert Odawi Porter, former director of KU’s tribal law and government
center, returned last month to Syracuse University, his alma mater, where
he was hired to develop the College of Law’s new Center for Indigenous
Law, Governance & Citizenship. He left KU in 2001to take a law school
teaching job at the University of Iowa. Porter’s wife, Odie, who
was formerly KU’s budget director and who also is a Seneca Indian,
was hired by Syracuse to be the university's assistant provost in charge
of planning and analysis.