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September 26, 2013


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Alumni and Friends: La Follette Notes: Fall 2005

La Follette School faculty, staff change

Staff changes have been taking place at the La Follette School.

Mary Woodward is now working full time in career development since Mara Warner’s resignation. Woodward continues advising students about jobs and internships. She assists employers seeking applicants and wanting to visit with students. Woodward has more than 15 years of experience in domestic and international programs with the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Colorado, including projects in Southeast Asia.

Kari Reynolds has been promoted to academic department supervisor. She ensures that support is provided in overall operations, personnel administration, financial operations, staff supervision, instruction and facilities management.

Bridget Pirsch, a limited-term employee, was promoted to replace outreach specialist Shirley Smith, who is finishing a graphics degree at Madison Area Technical College and working at American Girl. Pirsch will assist outreach director Terry Shelton in planning speakers, conferences and workshops.

Student services assistant Elizabeth Hassemer has moved on to take a position related to her graduate studies. Mary Mead is her replacement.

Assistant professors Donald Moynihan and Pamela Herd joined the faculty this fall. Moynihan is teaching “Advanced Public Management” while Herd is teaching “Health and Health Policy.”

Professor Karen Holden took over as associate director from Melanie Manion during the summer. Holden oversees student services, including recruitment, admissions, orientation, curriculum and graduation.

Index to La Follette Notes fall 2005