Interim president announces organizational structure changes

October 2, 2014 | UToday
By Jon Strunk

Interim President Nagi Naganathan announced two organizational changes Tuesday, both aimed at student success.

Naganathan said the Division of Student Affairs, under the leadership of Dr. Kaye Patten Wallace, senior vice president for student affairs, now reports directly to the president. The division had previously reported to the Office of the Provost.

“Students are the reason this University exists,” Naganathan said. “It’s important to me that as the primary advocate for students, Dr. Patten Wallace has a direct reporting line to me to discuss and advance student initiatives and concerns.”

“With a direct line, we can start to approach student issues as University issues, and nothing less,” said Clayton Notestine, Student Government president. “This falls in line with the new approach of Student Government and UT being more transparent. I think students will notice that coming changes are going to be more prominent on campus.”

In addition, Naganathan said that Dr. Cam Cruickshank, vice president for enrollment management and online education, will continue reporting to the provost, but also will have a dotted-line relationship with the President’s Office.

“These changes will ensure that the Office of the President will be closely linked to two areas critical to The University of Toledo’s success,” Naganathan said.

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