Paula Russo Named Vice President of Strategic Planning,
Administration, and Affirmative Action
announced recently that Paula A. Russo, associate professor of
mathematics and chair of the mathematics department, has accepted the
position of vice president of strategic planning, administration, and
affirmative action. Russo will replace Sharon Herzberger, who is
leaving Trinity to become president of Whittier College.
“I am honored to be able to serve the College in this new capacity,”
says Russo. “I’m looking forward to many exciting challenges in the
years to come.”
Following her arrival at Trinity in 1987, Russo became a tenured
member of the faculty in 1993. In addition to her teaching
responsibilities, for which she received the 1992 Dean Arthur H.
Hughes Award for Achievement in Teaching, she was the founding
director of the Interdisplinary Science Center as well as director of
the Interdisciplinary Science Program. Russo has also served as the
special assistant to the vice president of development and alumni
programs and director of corporate and foundation relations.
Over the years she has been a member of numerous faculty committees,
including those for admissions and financial aid, curriculum, and
educational policy and has worked on several planning and search
committees. Russo is currently serving as chair of both the urban
review and global-urban education Cornerstone planning committees. She
will formally assume her new role on July 1.
According to Jones, Russo was chosen for the position because of her
considerable experience at Trinity in a wide-range of assignments and
her demonstrated ability to handle diverse responsibilities and
interact effectively with constituencies both on and off campus. Among
her duties will be to develop a plan for investing appropriate
resources for affirmative action through a coordinated effort with the
Dean’s Committee on the Definition of an Affirmative Action Office and
the President’s Council on Affirmative Action.
Russo and her husband, Jean-Pierre Haeberly, assistant director of web
and applications development, live in Durham with their children,
Celine and Isabelle, and their dog, Pecan.
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