By Kyle Peveto, Page Editor
Personnel changes in Campus Life have switched around titles, offices and administrators.
In the student productions department, Kendall Massey has taken over for Phyllis Wilson, who resigned last year.
“He is an extremely talented guy,” said Wayne Barnard, dean of Campus Life. “There are a lot of neat things that are going to happen in Freshman Follies and Sing Song this year.”
Another new employee is Rebecca Cates, who is the director for Sikes Hall.
Kurt Boyland, who filled a position in the counseling center last year, was hired full time as a counselor.
Other changes have been made to the structure of the office. Brad Carter, director of Chapel programming, is now reporting directly to Barnard instead of reporting to Dr. Bob Strader, director of student life.
Joel Swedlund, who directs the Campus Center, will now report to Strader, rather than LaShae Sloan, director of student services.
“Those (moves) were made to equalize the load of direct reports among us,” Barnard said.
New resident advisors and spiritual life advisors were hired, and freshman residence hall directors changed positions: Terry Johnson, who was the director of Mabee Hall, swapped places with the director of McKinzie, Jake Sledge.
Emily Payne, who was the Gardner Hall director, is switching with Jeannie Hufstetler, who was directing Nelson Hall.
Ruth Swedlund, Morris Hall director, resigned and now teaches at Abilene Christian Schools. Jessica Ruch, formerly assistant director, takes over as director.
Brian England, director of judicial affairs, will leave ACU after the fall semester. Interviews for his position will begin this semester.
“We may or may not have anyone hired for the spring,” Barnard said, “which means I’ll take over his duties.”