In preparation for the development of a new strategic direction for Alvernia University, four senior leadership team members have moved into enhanced roles, and one new position is created.
“People are what makes strategy come to life,” said president John R. Loyack. “As we move forward together in developing the future direction of Alvernia, this valuable opportunity positions us for the successful rollout and implementation of our strategic direction for the university.”
In an effort to bring the human resources function in-house, Alvernia will begin a search for an assistant vice president for human resources.
In addition to the four enhanced positions listed below, the senior leadership team includes: Loyack, Dr. Glynis Fitzgerald, senior vice president and provost; Tony DeMarco, vice president of advancement; Carl Marks, vice president and CIO; Karen Schroder, assistant to the president and Douglas Smith, vice president for finance and administration.
“John has been a driving force behind many successful initiatives at Alvernia, and we look forward to his continued leadership in this new role,” said Loyack.
Alvernia will begin a search for a new vice president for enrollment management.
"Julianne and I will work together to ensure that our core Bernardine Franciscan values are at the forefront of all we do," said Loyack. "The new model for campus ministry not only reflects best practices, but also expresses my commitment to the Bernardine Franciscan mission and values.”
“Rudy will work with college leaders to leverage relationships and partnerships to cost-effectively maximize economic redevelopment as we grow and expand with a key emphasis on downtown Reading,” said Loyack.
“Deidra’s expanding role will strengthen Alvernia’s presence with elected officials at the local, state and federal levels,” said Loyack.