Throughout the course of summer there have been multiple changes in various offices across campus including Athletics, Conference Services, Hope Counseling Center, Student Publications.
These changes were sparked through an already packed athletics office needing to expand for a new addition of the baseball team Already the office itself was full of coaches, some of whom were sharing desks. The expansion of the athletics office opened up room for each team to have their own spaces and develop two lounge areas in the center of both rooms in the office.
“In the four years that I have been here we have gone from 9 to 16 sports, from 120 athletes to 250 athletes,” said John Turek, Director of Athletics. “… to summarize everything we ran out of room. We were way too crowded.”
Gyasmine George-Williams, HIU’s new Director of Student Involvement and Community Outreach, was in need of an office space. She is located next to the SA Office, which was formerly that of Chuck Mitchell, Technical Director, and Christopher Mathaga, Director of Conference and Event Services. Both Mitchell and Mathaga are now located in the former Solidarity Office off of the Alpha dorms.
“The point was to meet everyone’s needs and to make sure that everybody was taken care of appropriately,” said Dr. Mark Comeaux, Vice President of Student Affairs.
Student Publications was then redirected to a new office in room 118 located below the Advancement office, which was where the Hope Counseling Center would come on campus to meet with students who were unable to attend a session at the center in Anaheim. The new office for the Hope Counseling Center has been relocated to the second floor of the Lawson-Fulton Student Center next to the ISP Office.
Frank Scotti, Vice President for Business and Finance, Gwen Jones, Executive Assistant to the VP for Business and Finance, worked with the heads of each office in its restructuring.
“We feel that this change and the office restructure will strengthen our efforts to support students and serve students,” said Comeaux. “We’re excited about [the] changes.”