Alumni Relations gets director


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Martin Rapisarda

Martin Rapisarda, Ph.D., was appointed Director of Alumni Relations, succeeding Martha Stachitas, who moved to Florida. A former Philadelphian, he came to Penn in late November from Purdue University's Krannert Graduate School of Management, where he ran the executive master's programs. In alumni relations, he will be using his experience with distance learning and marketing.

Harry Cusick, a nationally recognized disaster management executive, was named Director of the Fire and Occupational Safety Department of the Division of Public Safety, as of Nov. 23. Cusick, who has held command positions in the Philadelphia Fire Department and national responsibilities with the Roy Weston Company, an environmental firm, will oversee the integration of his department into the Division of Public Safety and develop the University's critical incident and disaster management plans.

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Originally published on January 14, 1999