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New Chancellor

Stephen J. Reno was named chancellor of the University System of New Hampshire (USNH). Reno, 55, has been president of Southern Oregon University since 1994, after serving as its provost and dean of the faculty for five years. From 1980 to 1989, he held faculty and administrative positions at the University of Southern Maine, and from 1970 to 1979, he was a professor of religion at the University of Leicester in England. Reno holds a doctorate in religious studies from the University of California at Santa Barbara. He is the author of numerous articles and books in his discipline. Reno replaces William Farrell. USNH oversees UNH, Keene State College, Plymouth State College and the College for Lifelong Learning.

Stephen J. Reno
Chancellor Stephen J. Reno

New CEPS Dean

Arthur Greenberg, professor and chair of the Department of Chemistry at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, has been named dean of the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences. A renowned organic chemist, Greenberg is the author of more than150 scientific articles, co-editor of the journal Structural Chemistry and author or editor of 21 books. At UNC-Charlotte, he appointed an industrial advisory board and established the Regional Analytical Chemistry Laboratory. He also spearheaded efforts to establish a multidisciplinary doctoral program in biotechnology-biomedicine. Prior to his appointment at UNC-Charlotte, he was director of the graduate program in environmental sciences at Rutgers University in New Jersey. Greenberg earned a bachelor's degree at Fairleigh Dickinson University, master's and doctoral degrees from Princeton University. He replaces Roy Torbert, who is stepping down to return to teaching and research.

Arthur Greenberg
Dean Arthur Greenberg

New Athletic Director

Martin V. Scarano, director of athletics at Colorado College, has been named athletic director at UNH. Scarano oversaw 18 National Collegiate Athletic Association teams at Colorado College, which has a 92 percent graduation rate for its athletes. Before joining the staff at Colorado College in 1996, Scarano worked at Colgate University, where he held a number of positions, including assistant director of athletics. He holds a B.A. in pre-law from Penn State University and an M.A. in early American history from Colgate.

Martin Scarano
Martin V.Scarano

Professor Wins Child Development Award

Mary Jane Moran, assistant professor of family studies and associate director of the UNH Child Study and Development Center, received the 1999- 2000 Outstanding Dissertation Award from the American Educational Research Association for Child Development and Early Childhood Education. This national award is generally given annually; however, until this year, it had not been presented for two years, because the association had not found a dissertation outstanding enough to merit the award. Moran's study demonstrated that undergraduates are capable of designing and implementing curricula for young children based on the children's diverse needs, abilities and interests, rather than simply following a pre-planned curriculum provided to them by a supervisor.

Mary Jane Moran
Mary Jane Moran

New WSBE Dean

Steve Bolander, chairperson of the Department of Management at Colorado State University, has been named dean of the Whittemore School of Business and Economics. Prior to his tenure as department chair, Bolander was interim dean of the College of Business at CSU. While interim dean, he led the restructuring of the university's now-highly successful distance education program. He also led efforts to create interdisciplinary programs with other colleges and a $4 million fund-raising effort for a new technology and classroom wing. Bolander holds a B.S. in chemistry from Iowa Wesleyan University, an M.B.A. from the University of Colorado and a Ph.D. in business administration from Kent State University. He replaces interim dean Mike Merenda, who will return to the faculty.

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