Continuity Teams

The following Continuity Teams began working on May 1, 2020 to focus on strategic crisis planning for fall 2020 semester.

We are interested in your ideas as we respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and prepare to reopen for the fall. All members of the Framingham State University community with a Framingham.edu email address are invited to share their ideas about planning and managing through the COVID-19 pandemic at: C19suggestions@framingham.edu.

Purpose: To provide planning for the provision of a strong academic experience for students regardless of the nature of the learning environment/platform (online, hybrid, fully on campus) in fall 2020.

Convener: Ellen Zimmerman: Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Members:
1. David Baldwin: Associate Dean, Student Development
2. LaDonna Bridges: Associate Dean of Academic Success and Director of CASA
3. Margaret Carroll: Dean of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
4. Kristen Corey: Applications Analyst for Information Technology Services
5. Marc Cote: Dean of the College of Arts and Humanities
6. Susan Dargan: Dean of Social and Behavioral Sciences
7. Jane Decatur: Executive Director of International Education
8. Catherine Dignam: Associate Professor and Chair Chemistry and Food Science
9. Lisa Eck: Professor and Chair-elect English
10. Millie Gonzalez: Emerging Technologies and Digital Services Librarian
11. Scott Greenberg: Associate Provost and Interim Dean of Education
12. Chris Gregory: Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Director of Advising
13. Haewon Ju: Associate Professor and Chair-elect, Department of Fashion Design and Retailing
14. Lauren Keville: Director of Student Retention and Graduation Success
15. Bonnie Mitchell: Dean of the Library
16. Susan Mullaney: Professor and Chair Nursing Department
17. Yaser Najjar: Dean of Graduate Studies
18. Mark Powers: Registrar
19. Pamela Sebor-Cable: Assistant Professor
20. Jeremy Spencer: Dean of Enrollment Management
21. Patricia Thomas: Associate Professor and Department Chair, Business Management and Business and IT


Purpose: To respond to the impact of COVID-19 on administrative operations and ensure the long-term financial well-being and operational capacity of the university.

Convener: Dale Hamel: Executive Vice President of Finance, Administration and Technology

Members:
1. Patricia Bossanage: Director Office of Grants and Sponsored Programs
2. John Chenier: Assistant Dean of Admissions/Director of Operations and International Recruitment
3. Glenn Cochran: Associate Dean of Students, Student Life and Director Residence Life
4. Scott Greenberg: Associate Provost and Interim Dean of Education
5. Gregory Halfond: Professor and Chair History
6. Patrick Laughran: Associate Vice President and Chief Information Officer
7. Carla Minchello: Director of Financial Aid
8. Sara Mulkeen: Manager of Digital Communications and Interactive Media
9. Yaser Najjar: Dean of Graduate Studies
10. Erin Nechipurenko: Assistant Vice President of Human Resources
11. Judy Otto: Associate Professor and Department Chair Geography and Environmental Studies
12. Rachel Trant: Assistant Vice President of Finance and Business Services
13. Patricia Whitney: Assistant Vice President of Facilities and Capital Planning

Purpose: To identify and make recommendations to address overarching issues that have an impact on the University’s re-engagement of students and employees in an environment that contains restrictions due to the existence of the COVID-19 in our society.

Convener: Ann McDonald: Chief of Staff, General Counsel and Secretary to the Board of Trustees

Members:
1. Margaret Carroll: Dean of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
2. Aline Davis: Professor Biology and Department Chair Biology
3. Marcie Dineen: Area Director, Office of Residence Life
4. Carey Eggen: Deputy Director, Athletics
5. Maureen Fowler: Director, Environmental Health and Safety Coordinator
6. Ilene Hofrenning: Director, Health Center
7. Dan Magazu: Director of Communications
8. Desmond McCarthy: Professor English and Department Chair English
9. Brad Medeiros: Chief of Police
10. Erin Nechipurenko: Assistant Vice President of Human Resources
11. Meg Nowak Borrego: Dean of Students
12. Mark Powers: Registrar
13. Dawn Ross: Director, Career Services and Employer Relations
14. Tammy Till: Manager Financial Controls
15. Rachel Trant: Assistant Vice President of Finance and Business Services

Purpose: To begin contingency planning for continuity of instruction through the Fall semester and beyond as necessary.

Convener: Patrick Laughran: Associate Vice President and Chief Information Officer

Members:
1. Vikky Angelico: Academic Success Coordinator
2. Patricia Bossanage: Director, Office of Grants and Sponsored Programs
3. Marsha Bryan: Director of Administrative and Student Information Systems
4. Kate Caffrey: Assistant Professor and Chair-elect, Communication Arts
5. Steve Courchesne: Instructional Designer
6. Roy Galang: Information Security Officer
7. Lorretta Holloway: Vice President for the Division of Enrollment and Student Development
8. Kay Kastner: Student Support Initiatives
9. Bonnie Mitchell: Dean of the Library
10. Robin Robinson: Director of Education Technology and eLearning
11. Deb Saks: Director of Service Management and Campus Technology
12. Chamara Sandaradura: Coordinator of ITS Business Operations
13. Paul Yalowitz: Associate Professor, Department Chair Arts
14. Ellen Zimmerman: Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
15. Mike Zinkus: Director of Network Services and Systems Administration

Purpose: To identify and create alternate methods for recruitment and enrollment activities in response to anticipated restrictions to traditional in person services.

Convener: Jeremy Spencer: Dean of Enrollment Management

Members:
1. Kathleen Brosnihan: Assistant to the Dean of Enrollment Management
2. Averil Capers: Director of Marketing
3. Ally Chisholm: Academic Success Coordinator – Tutoring and Workshops
4. Susan Dargan: Dean of Social and Behavioral Sciences
5. Jane Decatur: Executive Director of International Education
6. Shayna Eddy: Associate Dean of Admissions
7. Brooklyn Famosi: Business Analyst for Enrollment Management
8. Vincent Ferraro: Associate Professor and Chair, Sociology
9. Eric Gustafson: Vice President of Development and Alumni Relations
10. Kay Kastner: Coordinator of Student Support Initiatives
11. Lauren Keville: Director of Student Retention and Graduation Success
12. Greg Knott: Assistant University Registrar for Student Records Management and Transfer Articulations
13. Sue Lanzillo: Associate Director of Financial Aid
14. Rachel Lucking: Assistant Dean for Campus Engagement
15. Larry McKenna: Associate Professor and Chair, Physics and Earth Science.
16. Jeff McMaster: Director of Student Accounts
17. Mike Merriam: Assistant Dean/Director of Graduate and Continuing Education Recruitment
18. Yaser Najjar: Dean of Graduate Studies
19. Aynsley Rosenbaum: Football Coach and Assistant Director of Athletics

Purpose: To retain and create sense of community and belonging with current and new students and their families.

Convener: Lorretta Holloway, Vice President for the Division of Enrollment and Student Development

Members:
1. LaDonna Bridges: Associate Dean of Academic Success and Director of CASA
2. Connie Cabello: Vice President of Diversity, Inclusion and Community Engagement
3. Averil Capers: Director of Marketing
4. Emilce Cordeiro: Professor Spanish and Department Chair World Languages
5. Marc Cote: Dean of the College of Arts and Humanities
6. Stephanie Crane: Associate Director of Residence Life
7. Danielle Donovan: Assistant Dean of Admissions
8. Carey Eggen: Deputy Director, Athletics
9. Sara Gallegos: Director of Student Involvement and Leadership Development
10. Mike Harrison: Assistant Professor, Marketing
11. Meg Nowak Borrego: Dean of Students
12. Nicole Rossi: Associate Professor and Chair-elect, Department of Psychology & Philosophy
13. Ben Trapanick: Director, New Student and Family Programs