Central Welcomes New Faculty and Staff

Back row left to right: Leslie Keuning Duinink ’90, in a new role as interim registrar; Jess Klyn de Novelo ’05, in a new role as director of career and professional development; Pavithra Premaratne, assistant professor of physics and engineering; and Alan Hastings, assistant professor of education. Front row, left to right: Julie Summers, lecturer of management and marketing; Morgan Keasler, associate director of career and professional development; Rosa Virginia Mendez, assistant director of study abroad; Dana Berggren, assistant director of community-based learning; and Amanda Clark, instructor of education.

Back row left to right: Leslie Keuning Duinink ’90, Jess Klyn de Novelo ’05, Pavithra Premaratne and Alan Hastings. Front row, left to right: Julie Summers, Morgan Keasler, Rosa Virginia Mendez, Dana Berggren and Amanda Clark.

Leslie Keuning Duinink ’90, in a new role as interim registrar.

Jess Klyn de Novelo ’05, in a new role as director of career and professional development.

Pavithra Premaratne, assistant professor of physics and engineering.

Alan Hastings, assistant professor of education.

Julie Summers, lecturer of management and marketing.

Morgan Keasler, associate director of career and professional development.

Rosa Virginia Mendez, assistant director of study abroad.

Dana Berggren, assistant director of community-based learning.

Amanda Clark, instructor of education.

Corey Falter (B.A. policy studies and political science; M.P.A., nonprofit management; M.S., social studies education, all from Syracuse University) is Central’s new director of annual giving and alumni engagement. Falter was recently associate director of development at the University of Colorado Denver.

“We’re very fortunate to have attracted someone with Corey’s talent and considerable experience in higher education development,” says Sunny Gonzales Eighmy ’99, Central’s vice president of advancement. “We know the college’s alumni, friends and our colleagues across campus will enjoy working with him as much as our team does.”

Nicholas J. Norman (B.B.A, finance, Colorado State University) is Central’s new major gift officer. Recently an executive with the Boy Scouts of America, he previously worked in positions ranging from advertising executive to chief revenue officer in the newspaper business. He is an active member of the Rotary Club, the Association of Fundraising Professionals and the ILLOWA Partnership for Philanthropic Planning.

“Nick brings a tremendous amount of professional experience and expertise to our team along with the unique perspective of a parent of a Central College graduate,” Eighmy says.

Sean Wiseman (B.S., education, Northland College; M.A., education, Arizona State University) is Central’s new director of student involvement. Wiseman was recently director of student engagement at Arizona State University-West; earlier he was coordinator of senior engagement and academic success at Arizona State University’s W.P. Carey School of Business.

“We’re delighted that Sean will bring his talent and experience into play at Central. He is an enthusiastic and student-focused professional who will immediately impact Central’s campus life experience for students,” says Carol Williamson, Central’s vice president for enrollment and student development.

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