July 7, 2003
Cowell College will have a new provost, and provosts have been reappointed
at College Eight and Kresge College for the 2003-04 academic year. The
announcements were made by Lynda Goff, vice provost and dean of undergraduate
Stanley Williamson, professor emeritus of chemistry, has accepted a one-year
appointment as provost of Cowell College, effective July 1. He replaces
William Ladusaw, professor of linguistics, who was provost for six years.
In addition to his duties as professor, Williamson also served for many
years as senior academic preceptor at Cowell, and has been very active
in Cowell College life for a number of years.
Andrew Szasz, professor of sociology, will remain as provost of College
Eight for the 2003-04 academic year. Szasz will be completing his second
three-year term as provost.
Conn Hallinan, lecturer in journalism, has been reappointed as associate
provost of Kresge College. He was originally appointed to a two-year term
but, after consultation with the Kresge faculty, Goff appointed him for
one more year of service to Kresge.
"I am delighted to have the opportunity to continue working with
Andy Szasz and Conn Hallinan, and am very pleased to welcome Stanley Williamson
as UCSCs newest provost," Goff said.
Robert (Bob) White has been appointed to the position of interim university
librarian, a position he will hold until a permanent university librarian
Prior to this appointment, White was assistant university librarian for planning and technology, and he has been a member of the library's management team since October 1980.
White has a bachelor's degree in political science and public administration from California State University at Long Beach; a master's degree in public administration from the University of Southern California; and another master's degree in library science from the University of Southern California.
Before coming to UCSC, White was the director of library planning at
Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia.