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By Betsy Hnath
Old Dominion University has named Elaine Pearson associate vice president for academic affairs, effective June 25.
Austin Agho, provost and vice president for academic affairs, said in a letter to the campus community: “She brings to ODU over 30 years of extensive experience and knowledge of higher education, finance and
administration, and a broad framework of leading academic administration operations at public regional comprehensive and doctoral research universities.”
Pearson is executive director for academic and student affairs at the University of Houston-Downtown, where she is responsible for the division’s annual budget, administrative procedures and compliance. She also serves as an adjunct faculty member.
Noting Old Dominion’s “military-friendly campus community,” Agho also highlighted Pearson’s service record.
“She joined the U.S. Navy Reserve in the enlisted rank and retired as Lieutenant Commander (LCDR) after 22 years of dedicated service,” Agho said. “During her military career, LCDR Pearson participated in several operational exercises in support of Operation Noble Eagle for which she was awarded the Navy Achievement Medal (2nd Star) and the Army Achievement Medal.”
Pearson earned her bachelor’s degree in information systems from the University of Houston. She also holds a master’s degree in educational technology and an M.B.A.
She is a board member of Texas Women in Higher Education and a life member of the National Naval Officers Association.
Pearson will replace Jim Duffy, whom Agho thanked for his “many years of effective management and leadership in this position” and his “exceptional years of service” to the University.
Duffy will retire in July but will work closely with Pearson during her transition into the new fiscal year.
Agho also thanked the search committee for the “energy and time they put into the process, and for identifying such a strong candidate.”
ARLINGTON, Va (Feb. 27, 2018) – The National Naval Officers Association (NNOA) announced an update to its Professional Development and Training Symposium at the Renaissance Portsmouth-Norfolk Waterfront Hotel in Portsmouth, Va. read more…
ALERT!!! New Military Retirement System Effective Jan. 1, 2018: Opt-in Period for Eligible Service Members Opens
One of the most wide-reaching and significant changes to military pay and benefits of the last 70 years goes into effect on Jan. 1, 2018, with the implementation of the Uniformed Services Blended Retirement System (BRS). Find full details online.
An important decision for social media users. According to a Government Accountability Office (GAO) report, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) violated an anti‑lobbying provision in the Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act, 2017, when it “retweeted” and “liked” a tweet urging followers to “[t]ell Congress to pass” pending legislation. Click here to get the full details.
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BONITA KAY HANEY “Bonny”
On Saturday, October 14, 2017. Beloved wife of Cecil Haney; loving mother of Elizabeth, Thomas (Shervyse) and Joseph Haney. She is also survived by her dear mother Freda Thompson; sister Penny Kriesch and niece Erin Burt; wonderful grandchildren TJ, Daniel, and Timothy; sisters-in-law Yvonne Coates and Yvette Morris (CV) and a host of other relatives and friends. On Friday, October 27 visitation from 4 to 8 pm at the Borgwardt Funeral Home 4400 Powder Mill Road, Beltsville, MD. On Saturday, October 28 at 11 a.m.service at Hillandale Baptist Church 2601 Powder Mill Rd. Adelphi, Maryland 20783. Interment George Washington Cemetery in Adelphi, MD. Arrangements by Borgwardt Funeral Home 301-937-1707. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc (https://ww5.komen.org).