Administration and University Relations

New to Drew!

Please join me in welcoming the newest members of our community! Staff listed below came on board between August 29 and September 30, 2011:

Laurie Anthony Assistant Women’s Lacrosse Coach
Marsha Autilio Library Circulation Supervisor
Cassia D’Amico Administrative Assistant, Counseling Center
Susan Miller Nurse Practitioner
Megan Olenowski Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach
Joseph Perz Senior Director of Advancement Services
Jason Rieg Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach
Sarah Trafican Post-Doc Intern Counselor

Also new to our community are the following faculty who began this term:

Christopher Andrews Assistant Professor of Sociology
Miao Chi Assistant Professor of Economics
David Evans Lecturer in the History of Christianity
Audrey Evrard Assistant Professor of French
Shakti Jaising Assistant Professor of English
Jason Jordon Assistant Professor of Political Science
Hilary Kalagher Assistant Professor of Psychology
Sandra Keyser Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Peter Likarish Assistant Professor of Computer Sciences
Chelsea Marie Assistant Professor of Biology
G. Scott Morgan Assistant Professor of Psychology
Elias Ortega-Aponte Asst Professor in Afro-Latino/a Religions and Cultural Studies
Kathryn Ott Assistant Professor of Christian Social Ethics
Jill Rhodes Assistant Professor of Anthropology
Joseph Ringel Assistant Professor in Jewish Studies
Claire Sherman Assistant Professor of Art
Emily Sylvester Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Mona Zaki Lecturer in Arabic; Coordinator of Arabic

Tuition Exchange

Tuition Exchange (TE) is a reciprocal scholarship program for the children of faculty and staff employed at over 600 private and public not-for-profit colleges and universities in the USA and abroad.  TE provides the opportunity for eligible dependent children to receive undergraduate scholarships at one of the participating institutions.  For more information about TE, log onto

Drew faculty and staff with five (5) or more years of full-time service are eligible to apply for participation in the TE program.  Important note:  Eligibility for the Tuition Exchange program does not guarantee acceptance at a TE member institution or ensure a TE scholarship.  TE scholarships are very competitive — there is no guarantee of a scholarship offer.

If your child is interested in participating in the TE program during the 2012-13 academic year and/or if your child is currently receiving a TE scholarship, please goes to the HR Intranet site, click on HR Forms, scroll down to Tuition Programs, and click on Tuition Exchange.  Print and complete the application form and return to HR no later than October 31, 2011.


To help manage financial uncertainly in this volatile time, TIAA-CREF is introducing two financial education initiatives to engage us on the subject of money and finances.  What’s Your Financial IQ is a daily quiz on TIAA-CREF’s Facebook page. People with a Facebook account can test themselves on five questions a day, covering a number of financial topics. Quiz takers will receive a score and a rank each time they play.  Know How Now is a series of “one-pagers” modeled after the core competencies for financial education as outlined by the President’s Advisory Council on Financial Capability.  Articles range from every day issues, such as understanding your paycheck and setting up and keeping to a budget, to more advanced topics like how to avoid running out of money in retirement. Eight Know How Now articles are available now on the new financial education page of  More will be added in the coming weeks.

Did you know…?

Walking is highly recommended for its health benefits.  Walk Drew allows you to enjoy the beautiful surroundings of the campus, breathing fresh air, and if you choose, spend time with a friend; while improving your heart health and preventing many chronic medical conditions.  Walk Drew is a computer program that maps the distances of the perimeters of Drew’s buildings as well as the distances of commonly traveled paths on campus.  The interactive program allows you to keep a daily log of walking distances and energy consumption.  All you need is a good pair of walking shoes! Take the first step in improving your health, visit Walk Drew online at Want to feel better, have more energy and perhaps even live longer?  Look no further than walking.

Calender of Events

New Staff Orientation:

Monday, Oct 10 9:00 am – 11:30 am Carriage House, Room B
Monday, Oct 31 9:00 am – 11:30 am Madison House, Room 104

TIAA-CREF Individual Counseling Sessions (by appointment only*)   

Thursday, Oct 27 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Commons, Room 207
Tuesday, Nov 29 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Commons, Room 207

*To schedule an appointment with TIAA-CREF please call 1-800-732-8353

Posted in Uncategorized