Wednesday, June 23, 2010

UI&U Announces Leadership Changes at the California Centers

Changes are designed to support the growth of UI&U in California and beyond

SACRAMENTO, CA – Union Institute & University (UI&U), a private, non-profit university with locations in Sacramento and Los Angeles, today announced leadership changes at both centers. The changes, effective July 1, 2010, are designed to support the growth of UI&U in California and beyond.

Dr. Beth Pastores-Palffy has been appointed dean of the California Centers in Los Angeles and Sacramento. She has served successfully as associate dean of the L.A. Center, and has been critically involved with the strategy to expand UI&U’s criminal justice management program in the L.A. area, as well as developing the successful child development major and outreach efforts. Pastores-Palffy will continue to work toward consistent academic quality in tandem with a strong learner support system.

Dr. James Rocheleau, dean of the two California undergraduate centers will assume a new position as associate provost for special projects. Additionally, he will continue to be responsible for the marketing and outreach effort for the California centers, driving program development and expanding marketing opportunities in California. “I extend my gratitude to Dr. Rocheleau for the growth of the California Centers,” said Provost Dr. Richard Hansen. “Rocheleau has provided leadership in both Sacramento and Los Angeles for the past __ years, doubling the size of each center and expanding Union’s visibility and reach to new sites and programs. The university’s Criminal Justice program has seen its most visible success under his leadership.”

Dr. Fatemeh Fazely has been appointed associate dean of the Sacramento Center. In this capacity, Fazely will be fully responsible for the Sacramento Center and will work directly with Pastores-Palffy. Fazely has served successfully as a faculty advisor in the Sacramento Center and is chair of the emergency services management major. In addition, she has served as a member of the Faculty Council and as chair of the Faculty Council Human Resources Committee.

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