Vice provost Mauro steps down
Laura M. Mauro stepped down as vice provost for faculty affairs, effective Aug. 30, Provost Ira M. Schwartz announced.
Mauro has been part of the Provost’s team since 2001, but desired to return to teaching and scholarly activities. She will return to the School of Social Administration, where she is a professor of social work with a special interest in child welfare, family violence and child placement.
Athletics dept. names coaches
Jennifer Ulehla has been hired to coach the women’s lacrosse team, joining Temple after eight seasons leading James Madison University, Director of Athletics Bill Bradshaw announced. Ulehla (pronounced YOU-la-la) takes over for Kim Ciarrocca, who resigned after 12 seasons. Ulehla led JMU to six NCAA tournament berths, including one Final Four appearance.
The Owls were 11-8 last year and won the Atlantic 10 Tournament.
In addition, Bruce Seidman will bring his 12-plus years of experience to Temple as the new head strength and conditioning coach.
A graduate of the University of Delaware, Seidman has spent the last two years in the same position at San Jose State University, where he designed and implemented programs for the football team and coordinated sports-specific programs for other teams. He also has coached at Brigham Young University and the universities of Texas, Michigan, Virginia and Delaware.
Student Affairs head departs; search to fill positions continues
Interim Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students Ron Martel announced earlier this month that he would leave Temple effective Aug. 16 to serve as senior student affairs officer for Johnson & Wales University in Providence, R.I. Still, Martel returned to campus during move-in this week to assist with the University’s opening.
Before arriving at Temple in March, Martel was the dean of student life at Northeastern University in Boston for 10 years.
The Division of Student Affairs continues its national search for two executive positions: associate vice president/dean of students and associate vice president.
LifeLong Learning courses offered at Fort Washington
The LifeLong Learning Society, designed to give older individuals an opportunity to learn about a wide array of topics, will begin its fall session on Oct. 6 at Temple University Fort Washington. This fall’s offerings include a new lecture series on “A Survey of Animated Viewpoints,” as well as a LifeLong Learners program that will explore “Slavery and the Civil War.” For detailed course descriptions, visit www.ambler.temple.edu/tufw/non-credit/lls/llscourses-fall202004.htm. To register for membership with the LifeLong Learning Society, call Kathy Reid at 215-283-1304.