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OSU Board Approves Personnel Actions

Friday, October 27, 2006

The Oklahoma State University/A&M Board of Regents approved several personnel actions during its Oct. 27 meeting at Oklahoma State University-Tulsa.

 Dr. Paulette R. Hebert, professor of interior design in the School of Architecture and director of the Facility Design and Management Studio at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette since 1995, was named professor, head and Salmon Professor of the Department of Design, Housing and Merchandising.

Prior to this position, she spent three years as the College of Arts assistant dean for recruiting and research at Lafayette, and was on the faculty of Louisiana State University for two years. Since 1998 she has been a design specialist for Marrero Couvillon and Associates Construction Engineering, and from 1988-98 was owner and lighting designer of Paulette Hebert Lighting Consultants, Inc. She received her bachelor’s degree in interior design, and her M.S. and Ph.D. in human ecology (merchandising), all from Louisiana State University.
Hebert, a licensed and registered interior designer, serves on the board of directors of the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America and the International Facility Management Association, is a board member of the Louisiana State Board of Examiners of Interior Designers, a site visitor of the Foundation for Interior Design Education and Research, and a member of the Interior Design Educators Council.
Robin B. Purdie, M.S., R.N., associate director of the Seretean Wellness Center since 2000, has been named director. She joined the OSU Health and Fitness Center in 1982 as the cardiac rehabilitation nurse, and helped establish the cardiac rehabilitation program at OSU. She earned her B.S. and M.S. degrees in health and human performance at OSU.
Purdie is a certified program director with the American College of Sports Medicine and serves on its national committee for Certification and Education. She is a Fellow of the National American Association of Cardiovascular/Pulmonary Rehabilitation and serves on the state advisory board.
APPOINTMENTS: Junpeng Deng, assistant professor, biochemistry and molecular biology; Lynn M. Simpson-Scott, assistant professor, library; and Glenn Freedman, vice president for research and programs, Center for Innovation and Economic Development.
TITLE CHANGES: Regina Kalchgruber, from post doctoral fellow to research assistant professor, physics; Alexander Khanov, from research scientist to research assistant professor, physics; Sandra K. Goetze, associate professor, from home department of educational studies to teaching, curriculum and leadership; Marjorie E. Gross, appointment to hospital board, clinical associate professor, veterinary clinical sciences.
SABBATICAL: Mohammed Bilbeisi, architecture, 100 percent sabbatical leave to conduct research on Islamic architectural types and advanced graphics and theory at four international institutions, including United Arab Emirates University, University of Sharjah, American University in Dubai and American University of Sharjah, from Jan. 1-May 31, 2007.

RETIREMENTS: Thomas D. Jordan, architecture, May 31, 2006; Charles A. Rich, engineering technology, Sept. 1, 2006; Rebecca J. Morton, pathobiology, June 30, 2007.
For OSU-Oklahoma City, the appointment of Amber K. Coulter as director of public relations was approved. A change in title was approved for Vicki C. Murray, from coordinator of academic affairs to director, business and industry relations; and for Jerry W. Neilsen, from professor and department head to professor and division head, science.
For the OSU Center for Health Sciences, the appointment of Lora D. Cotton as clinical assistant professor, family medicine, was approved. Changes in title were approved for James D. Hess, from chief operating office and vice president of healthcare administration and assistant professor, family medicine, to COO, vice president and executive director, and assistant professor, administrative affairs; Eric J. Polak, from director of fiscal affairs/business office, to director and CFO, medical practice plan, administrative affairs; Fred J. Crapse Jr., from associate professor, surgery, to associate professor and vice chair, surgery; and for Leigh B. Goodson, from vice president for enrollment management and marketing, assistant professor of medical education, to vice president for enrollment management and associate dean of graduate studies.

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