Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Tara Scherner de la Fuente Promoted To Assistant Dean of UI&U's Cohort Ph.D. Program

CINCINNATI - Union Institute & University (UI&U), a private, non-profit university headquartered in Cincinnati today announced the promotion of Tara Scherner de la Fuente to assistant dean of the Cohort Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Studies program. In her role as Assistant Dean, Administration, Scherner de la Fuente will assume primary responsibility for key administrative tasks, including recruitment, budget management, and faculty services. She will assist in the ongoing development and implementation of program procedures and structure while continuing to develop administrative processes to help the university more fully realize the Cohort Ph.D. program’s current strengths and future potential.

“From the beginning, Tara demonstrated a willingness to take on, and began moving toward, a larger administrative role that we are formally acknowledging and making official,” said Dr. Larry Preston, Dean of the Cohort Ph.D. program. “Her experience as a leader in private corporations and higher education are just the right combination of knowledge and skills needed to more fully develop and administer the Cohort Ph.D. program.”

Scherner de la Fuente has completed the coursework for the Ph.D. in English at the University of Cincinnati. She has more than six years of teaching and administration experience at the UC, where she designed and taught a variety of undergraduate English courses. She also served as the recruiter for the Boston Symphony Orchestra and ran a conference center office in a small castle in the Alps of Austria. She holds a Master’s degree in English from UC and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Emerson College. She has published poetry and prose in several publications.

For more information about UI&U's Cohort Ph.D. Program visit or call 1-877-533-6338.


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