FOUNDATION HEAD NAMED: In August, the UNH Foundation, Inc., and its board of directors welcomed Donald W. Wilson as its new president. Wilson was formerly vice principal of University Relations at the University of Sydney in Australia. "Don brings an outstanding background and three decades in higher education fundraising," says Roger Thomas '59, board chairman. President Mark Huddleston adds, "Successful fundraising from private donors is critical to the future growth of UNH. We are extremely fortunate to have such a seasoned executive leading the foundation." At the University of Sydney, Wilson initiated major programs that saw private gifts nearly double in three years, while significantly increasing the number of donors to the university. "I'm excited by the opportunities that lie ahead for us," says Wilson. "Working with our new president, Mark Huddleston, and given the loyalty of UNH alumni and the community, I am confident that we can secure additional private funds to enable the university's continued growth and success."
NEW DEANS: Barbara Arrington, senior associate dean and professor of health management and policy at Saint Louis University, has been named dean of the College of Health and Human Services. Arrington earned degrees in nursing, public health and health services from Columbia, the University of Missouri-Columbia and Saint Louis University, respectively. Tom Brady, as joined the Whittemore School of Business and NSF division director and a biology professor at the University of Texas at El Paso, is the new dean of the College of Life Sciences and Agriculture. Brady was formerly dean of the College of Science at UT-El Paso. Daniel Innis, dean of the College of Business, Public Policy and Health at the University of Maine, has joined the Whittemore School of Business and Economics as its new dean. At UMaine, Innis oversaw an expansion of the college, which recently added a School of Public Policy and International Affairs.Return to UNH Magazine Campus Currents