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Fall 2012

EMSA focus The division of Enrollment Management and Student Affairs’ mission is to maximize the University’s capacity to recruit, retain, and graduate students; provide services and experiences that promote student success by integrating the out-of-classroom experience with the student’s needs, expectations, goals, growth and development. EMSA strives to build a positive intellectual, social and cultural climate, quality service environment and high quality of campus life. EMSA also acts as a mechanism for feedback to the institution regarding student and market issues.

Know Your Resources In addition to professional associations, there are many resources to further our understanding of higher education & working with students. Consider checking out the following free on-line resources: Inside Higher Education The Chronicle of Higher Education – New England Board of Higher Education – (Email Newsletter sign-up is top right of website) University Business news @ Northeastern

Message from Philomena Mantella, Senior Vice President Welcome to EMSA Focus. It is with great pleasure that I share with you the first issue of the Enrollment Management & Student Affairs newsletter. This newsletter is an effort to inform and update the division on new initiatives and staffing changes, as well as highlight important policies to improve our overall communication. Last year was another exciting year in EMSA! We had a record 44,215 applicants for our undergraduate program; launched a new University Scholars Program to recruit exceptionally talented students; cheered our Women’s Ice Hockey on to a Beanpot win; and expanded our graduate network to two regional campuses—just to name a few of our many accomplishments. This year will be equally as energizing - our major facilities such as the Fenway Center, Curry Student Center, Visitors’ Center, and Speare Hall have all undergone renovations. Our plans and ambitions for these spaces, and the programming, are aligned with the University’s goals and focus on the student. Thanks to all of you who help make our endeavors a success. By working collaboratively, we make a difference to all we serve. What a privilege to serve Northeastern! With warm regards,

Fall 2012

Welcome to EMSA

EMSA HRM / People Admin Liaisons

Please welcome the following employees who have joined EMSA since July 1: Katrina Antone, Assistant Director – Admissions Justin Bell, Assistant Director-Comp & Student-Athlete Welfare

Questions on how to post a position, create, or update a job description? These individuals are the point people for you units for the new HRM PeopleAdmin system, BannerHR and general assistance on human resource and personnel issues: Athletics – Cindy White & Kevin Mahoney Charlotte – Roxanne Ward Enrollment Management – Maura Mahoney Housing & Res Life – Barbara Kennedy Seattle – Colleen Broberg Student Affairs – Caitlin Cerra University Health & Counseling Services – Rachel Moliere

Brittney Bennett, Assistant Athletic Trainer Jonathan Bernstein, Assistant Director – Admissions John Brady, Assistant Coach- Track & Field & Cross Country Stephanie David, Assistant Athletic Trainer Terry Davies, Nurse Specialist Michael Drish, Sr. Assoc. Director-Admissions Cathrine Erickson, Head Coach-Track & Field & Cross Country Jimmie Foster, Dean UG Admissions & Orientation

Jeffrey Portu, Assistant Director- Admissions Stephanie Pure, Senior Assistant Director for Community & Business

Matthew Houde, Assistant Director Athletics Communication Alexander Kern, Executive Director Spirituality, Dialogue & Service

Relations -Seattle Campus Michael Russo, Admissions Counselor

Britt King, Assistant Coach-Women’s Basketball

Geraldine Schick, Physician

Evan Levine, Coordinator-Club Sports

Briana Sevigny, Assistant Director-OSCCR

Rachel Moliere, Finance & Administration Manager, UHCS

Gina Takasugi, Assistant Director for Admin. Recruitment & Student

Laurie Nelson, Assistant Director-Admissions Eric Nepomuceno, Assistant Athletic Director-Compliance & Enrollment Services

Services- Seattle Nicholas Walkowicz, Admissions Counselor

Jeffrey Pellegrini, Assistant Coach-Women’s Ice Hockey

Angela Walmsley, Associate Dean-Seattle

Leigh Pierson, Administrative Assistant- OSCCR

Daniel Walsh, Assistant Coach-Men’s Rowing

Shannon Pittman, Assistant Director-Opportunity Scholarships & Outreach

Kristin Woodworth, Senior Assistant Director-Admissions

Understanding the New Hire Probationary Period Although all new hires are informed during the hiring process of the University’s probationary period for new employees, many long term managers are not aware of the policy. The first 90 days of employment for all regular full-time or part-time Administrative Professional and Support staff is considered a Probationary Period. During this period, managers should meet with the new employee to communicate job responsibilities, practices and standards, procedures, and overall job performance. As of this spring, all EMSA managers are required to provide new employees with a written performance appraisal at the end of the Probationary Period. During this review it is important to discuss performance as well as goal setting and the annual performance evaluation process. Upon completion of the Probationary Period, if performance has been satisfactory, the employee is considered to be a regular employee. Human Resources Management consultants are available to assist managers in working out appropriate corrective actions, if necessary. Extension of Probationary Period: If the employee’s performance has not been satisfactory during the Probationary Period, but does not warrant termination, the manager may extend an employee’s Probationary Period for up to ninety additional days, for a total period not to exceed six months. If this occurs, the manager should notify the employee of the extension. Termination during the Probationary Period: If the employee continues to perform at an unacceptable level during the Probationary Period or the extension period, the manager may consult with Human Resources Management in determining whether termination is warranted and to take appropriate action. Additional information is available on the HRM website, including the review form.

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Meet our Graduate Campus Deans Tayloe Washburn will continue his own professional legacy of civic engagement and business leadership as our new senior executive in Seattle. Tayloe has served as a senior adviser to Gov. Chris Gregoire on the successful statewide effort to secure the Boeing 737 MAX production in Washington and worked with educators and legislators across the state to secure increased funding for K-12, community college and higher education programs needed to support a robust aerospace workforce’s needs. Since 1983, he has been practicing law with Foster Pepper PLLC—from 2001-2007 as Managing Partner—specializing in large, complex private and public infrastructure projects. In his distinguished legal career, Tayloe has been recognized nationally as one of the Best Lawyers in America and regionally by Washington Super Lawyers. He was recently named Economic Development Champion of the Year by enterpriseSeattle, a regional economic development council and Tayloe is the former chair of the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce. Tayloe holds a law degree from the University of Washington, as well as a master’s degree in education (he was formerly a teacher) and a bachelor’s degree in history, both from Stanford University.

Cheryl Richards joined the university on June 1, 2011, as the University’s lead executive in Charlotte, NC. Her 20+ years of experience in higher education have seen her touch almost every area of the student experience at institutions like Colorado State University, University of Denver, EDUCAUSE, and Regis University. Since moving to Charlotte in 2004, Cheryl has become a recognized leader in the community. She has served two terms on the Charlotte Chamber’s Executive Committee (Education Chair and Chapters Chair), three years as Chair of the Education & Workforce Development Committee, annual terms as Chair of both the University and Southwest Chapters, presidentelect of Women Executives, and multiple years on the boards of MeckEd Women Executives and University City Partners—all in addition to her work at Central Piedmont Community College. Cheryl has been recognized by the Mecklenburg Times as one of Charlotte’s 50 Most Influential Women and by the Charlotte Business Journal as a 40 Under Forty leader. Nationally, she serves on the Chair Academy’s Worldwide Leadership Training International Practitioners and Presidents’ Board and held previous regional leadership roles for the Chair Academy International Practitioners board, National Council for Continuing Education & Training and the Association of Conference and Event Directors International. Cheryl holds a bachelor’s degree in Speech Communication, a master’s degree in Student Affairs in Higher Education, and Ph.D. in Leadership for Higher Education. She and her husband of 18 years are proud parents of two elementary school children.

Save the Date –Breakfast Meet and Greet with the Graduate Campus Deans October 11, 8:00AM – 9:00AM 203 International Village Kindly RSVP to

Stay Connected with Activity on the Graduate Campuses SVP Philomena Mantella and Provost Steve Director are pleased to announce the launch of the Graduate Campuses intranet website; The site includes blog posts from the regions, regional events and programs, as well as local news and twitter feeds. The online/hybrid learning section will feature news and commentary on the rapidly expanding world of online learning both here and at other institutions. In addition, NU faculty comments will be posted on online course development and visits to Charlotte and Seattle. This interactive internal site, requiring MyNEU login credentials, has been designed to offer knowledge, information, and discussion about graduate campus strategy, graduate campuses, and online/hybrid learning. We hope this website will provide faculty and staff an opportunity to increase knowledge, share the excitement, and get involved with our graduate campuses.

Fall 2012

Now Open: Facility Updates EMSA Divisional Updates This Fall we are introducing a new series of meetings, EMSA Divisional Updates. The purpose of these meetings is to provide context for divisional work within the university, share progress on initiatives and to improve communication.

Upcoming Fall Sessions: Progress on the Long Range Plan presented by SVP Mantella The Fenway Center October 4 8am-9:30am Please RSVP to Additional Information on the following sessions will be forthcoming: Telling the “New” Northeastern Story Presented by VP Jane Brown & Team November 5 & 15 Crafting the Student Experience presented by VP Laura Wankel December 17 Athletics Vision presented by AD Peter Roby January 2013

Surely you’ve seen or heard the construction and renovation efforts across campus the last few months; we’re excited to announce the opening of new and improved facilities at the Fenway Center, Curry Student Center, Speare Hall, the International Student & Scholar Institute, Revolutionz in the Marino Center, the new University Visitor Center and additional gender-neutral bathrooms across campus. In addition, the Provost has led exciting renovations for the academic facilities across the colleges and classrooms to support expanding faculty and research efforts, including the Digital Media Commons in Snell Library and 140 The Fenway. These new and updated facilities are transforming the appearance of our campus and are a part of the University’s Long Range Plan and commitment to providing excellent service and facilities for our students, faculty, staff and the greater Northeastern community. Northeastern Mobile App – Recently updated to improve access to information and services! You can now download the application with the QR code to the left and if you already have the application it will be automatically updated next time you login. The app is a collaborative effort of EMSA staff, MarCom and Information Services and provides access to news, campus maps, the campus-wide calendar and more . The updated app now allows students, faculty and staff to access myNEU and parking information, purchase tickets to University events, see library content, amongst other enhanced services. For more information go to

Peter Roby appointed to NCAA men’s basketball committee Director of Athletics Peter Roby was appointed to the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Committee on September 19th. This 10-member committee is responsible for selecting and seeding the NCAA tournament field each season. Roby will replace former Delaware athletics director, Bernard Muir, who is now the director of athletics at Stanford University. During Roby’s college career at Dartmouth College he was the co-captain of the basketball team and went on to serve as an assistant coach at Stanford, Dartmouth, Army and Harvard where he was named head coach after three seasons. He held the head coach position at Harvard for six seasons. Roby joins the other members of the Division I Men's Basketball Committee: Joe Alleva, LSU director of athletics; Scott Barnes, Utah State director of athletics; Mike Bobinski, committee chair and Xavier director of athletics; Joe Castiglione, Oklahoma director of athletics; Doug Fullerton, Big Sky Conference commissioner; Mark Hollis, Michigan State director of athletics; Judy MacLeod, Conference USA executive associate commissioner; Ron Wellman, Wake Forest director of athletics; and Jamie Zaninovich, West Coast Conference commissioner.

EMSA Focus Newsletter - Fall 2012  
EMSA Focus Newsletter - Fall 2012  

EMSA Focus Newsletter