Secretary of the University
President Judith Rodin has announced that Rose McManus has indicated
her intent to resign as Secretary of the University as of July 31. Ms. McManus
has decided to focus her attention full-time on her family.
"Rose has been a valuable member of the administration, and we
will miss her advice and counsel," President Rodin said. "She
has markedly increased the professionalism of the Office of the Secretary
in her time here, and the staff in the office are well-positioned to continue
to carry out the work of the office in support of the Trustees, University
Council, dean search and review, and the ceremonial functions of the University."
Ms. McManus will remain available as a consultant to the University
through the November meetings of the Board of Trustees and in assisting
the University in a transition to a new Secretary. A search is scheduled
to begin immediately.
President Judith Rodin has announced with regret that Ken Wildes, Director
of University Communications, will be leaving the University on or about
July 31. Mr. Wildes has decided to explore some very attractive professional
opportunities in other parts of the country.
"I am grateful for Ken's service over the past four years,"
President Rodin said. "Each of these years has been eventful, full
of good news about Penn to report to the world as well as bringing our share
of crises and mini-crises. Ken has done a great job both communicating the
good news and managing the bad, and we are all in his debt."
The University has initiated a national search for Mr. Wildes' successor.
UPHS Public Affairs Officer
Lori N. Doyle, chief public affairs officer of the Health System, left
on July 14 to join American Water Works Company, Inc., the largest investor-owned
company in the nation's water utility industry. As the company's vice president
for external affairs, Ms. Doyle will be based at its corporate headquarters
in Voorhees, NJ.
Since joining UPHS in 1992, Ms. Doyle had been responsible for making
sure the achievements of UPHS in education, research, and patient care were
widely disseminated to the media, various levels of government, and the
Rebecca Harmon, director of media relations, has been appointed interim
chief public affairs officer, and a search will be launched for a permanent
Retirement: Ms. Hill
Shirley Hill, business manager at ISC, retired on June 30 after 45 years
at Penn. Ms. Hill began working here in 1954 as an histology technician
in the department of pathology. She was a representative on Almanac's
Advisory Board. Ms. Hill joined ISC, (then DCCS) in 1995 after working in
the chemistry department, and the David Rittenhouse Computing Facility.
She twice served as Chair of the ABA, and also served as an officer in
the Society of Research Administrators.