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Penn College Appoints Interim Dean of Student Affairs, Others


Pennsylvania College of Technology has appointed an interim dean of student affairs and named interim directors of residence life and student activities.

J. Elliott Strickland Jr., who had been director of student activities at Penn College since 1997, became interim dean of student affairs on July 17. He succeeds Dr. James E. Fitzpatrick, who recently accepted the position of vice president for student development at Ohio Dominican College, Columbus, Ohio.

Strickland, an Aiken, S.C., native who earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in business administration and student personnel services from the University of South Carolina, joined Penn College in July 1997 as coordinator of student life. He became director of student activities in September 1997.

Strickland’s appointment is for one year. A search committee headed by Dr. William J. Martin, senior vice president, and Veronica M. Muzic, vice president for academic affairs and provost, will undertake the task of filling the position.

Succeeding Strickland as interim director of student activities is Stephanie D. Haney. Haney had been assistant director of student activities at Penn College since 2001.

Previously, Haney had been residence hall director at Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio, and director of residence life at Goucher College, Baltimore. The Bloomsburg native earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Bucknell University and a master’s degree in student affairs administration from The Ohio State University.

Timothy J. Mallery has been named Penn College’s interim director of residence life. Mallery, who had been coordinator of residence life, succeeds Steven P. Jacobson, who has accepted the position of director of housing at the University of the Pacific, Stockton, Calif.

Mallery earned a bachelor’s degree in education from State University of New York Cortland and a master’s degree in counseling/higher education from SUNY Oneonta. The Delhi, N.Y., native joined Penn College in 1997. Previously, he was employed as a resident director at SUNY Delhi and a complex manager at Fort Lewis College, Durango, Colo.

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