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Administrative leadership appointments in academic affairs


Provost and Executive Vice President Bobby Gempesaw announces several administrative leadership appointments in Miami's academic affairs division.

JEROME CONLEY will serve as interim dean of the Miami University Libraries effective Jan. 1, 2013. Conley will replace Judith Sessions who announced her retirement effective Dec. 31, 2012, after 25 years as the dean of Miami University Libraries.

Conley is the current assistant dean of special libraries. He began his career at Miami University in 1992 when he was appointed a minority resident librarian. During his career at Miami he has served in numerous positions within the library system including coordinating head of special libraries, assistant to the dean and reference librarian for the departments of government documents and law, maps library and the Brill Science Library. He earned his bachelor’s degree in political science, an area certificate in Uralic and Altaic studies and a master’s degree in library science from Indiana University.

AARON SHRIMPLIN has been appointed as the interim associate dean of the Miami University Libraries effective Jan. 1, 2013. Shrimplin is currently the assistant dean of collections and research at the Miami University Libraries and began his career at Miami as an information services librarian in 1998. He was appointed head of reference and collection services in 2007 and has been an assistant dean for collections and research services since 2010. He has extensive experience in collection development, numeric data services and Web development. Shrimplin received a bachelor's degree in political science from Wittenberg University and a master’s in library science from the University of Pittsburgh.

CHERYL YOUNG has been appointed as assistant provost effective Jan. 1, 2013. In her new role, Young will be responsible for the restructuring of international and continuing education into a consolidated academic support unit, bringing together the office of international education, Center for American and World Cultures, Confucius Institute, MUDEC-Oxford and lifelong learning. She has been with Miami University since 1984 and served as the director of the continuing education/lifelong learning office on the Oxford campus since 2005, leading student- and faculty-centered academic support for a broad range of strategic academic program initiatives, serving a diverse population of learners. A recent graduate of the HERS Wellesley Leadership & Management in Higher Education Institute, Young earned a bachelor’s degree in English literature and master’s in educational leadership from Miami.

DAVID KEITGES has been named as interim director of the Confucius Institute effective Jan. 1, 2013. In addition to this new administrative position, he will continue to serve as Miami University’s director of international education. Keitges has served as Miami University’s director of international education since 2004. He has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Notre Dame, master's of education from Seton Hall and a doctorate from University of Texas, Austin.

QUANYU HUANG, currently director of the Confucius Institute, has been named as interim director of the Asian/Asian American Program at the College of Arts and Science effective Jan. 1, 2013. Huang has served as Confucius Institute director since 2007. Huang has a bachelor’s degree from the Guangxi University for Chinese Nationalities, master’s from Villanova University and doctorate from Miami.


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