Another dean might leave post at St. Philip’s College

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By Jared Solis

Possibly another senior staff member from St. Philip’s College is on his way out.

Dr. Gregory Hudspeth, dean of arts and sciences, will leave the hierarchy of senior staff to fill another position at the college, according to his office Monday.

This is nearly an identical shift in position mirroring that of William Lisenby, chair of the business information solutions department, who is also stepping to down to return to teaching.

This makes nine senior staff members this year who have either retired or have not had a contract renewed.

The exiting of the previous eight was reported by The Ranger in the Nov. 9 issue and include:

• Dr. Lanier Byrd, vice president of academic affairs.

• Dr. Adele Dendy, dean, learning resource center.

• Richard Tietz, institutional advancement, grant writer.

• C.L. Leonard, institutional advancement.

• Dr. Maritha Burmeister, director of institutional research, effectiveness and planning.

Attempts to confirm Hudspeth’s exit from the office of dean outside of his office were unsuccessful.

During an interview with the president of St. Philip’s College, Dr. Adena Loston, for the Nov. 9 article, she declined to discuss matters regarding personnel.

In an e-mail Monday, Loston announced she would no longer agree to be interviewed by this reporter.

Matari Jones-Gunter, director of community and public relations, said on Nov. 8, “I’ll have to get back to you on what I can release. It’s kind of a personal matter right now, and we’ll leave it at that.”

When asked again Monday, Jones-Gunter expressed the same sentiment and said she would call back with information.

A call back was not received prior to publication.

Messages to speak with Hudspeth at his office were never returned.

A call placed to his office Thursday to confirm the original information could not be confirmed by his office.


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