SRU provost announces new assistant
SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – Mary Hennessey has been named assistant to the provost in the Office of the Provost and Academic Affairs at Slippery Rock University.
Hennessey from Bethel Park, began her duties Monday.
|She replaces Cindi Dillon, who retires June 29 after 25 years at SRU. |
"We certainly believe Mary will bring new perspective and enthusiasm to the position. I recognize that it requires a person with an ability to manage a multitude of programs simultaneously, and I believe Mary brings those skills to the job," said William Williams, provost and vice president for academic affairs. "We brought her in while Cindi is still on the job to facilitate a smooth transition. Cindi has done a truly remarkable job, including her superb work in co-chairing our very successful Middle States Accreditation on Higher Education report. We will miss her, but wish her well in retirement."
Hennessey earned her master's degree in college student personnel and her bachelor of arts degree in English from the University of Maryland, College Park. She is working on her doctorate in social and comparative analysis in education at the University of Pittsburgh.
Her duties include promoting, nurturing and executing the myriad and wide-ranging goals of the Division of Academic Affairs and the educational goals of the University. She is also responsible for the day-to-day management of the division's activities.
Hennessey formerly served as transfer credit coordinator and as director of institutional effectiveness, including working with Middle States, at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, where she had also been an instructor in the institute's online program for general education.
She served as counselor for selective admissions and assistant director of transfer admissions at the University of Maryland and is a consultant for Higher Education Consulting in Accreditation.
A board member of the Parents' Association at Ashland University, Hennessey was also secretary of the board of the Bethel Park Fencing Club, vice president of the Bethel Park Band Boosters, and a volunteer in a number of church and community organizations. She was a mortarboard adviser at the University of Maryland and has been inducted as an honorary member.