Vice President for Government and Community Affairs

first_imgClarkUniversityVice President forGovernment and Community AffairsWorcester, MATHE SEARCHClark University seeks a collaborative, seasoned, and innovativeleader to join the institution as vice president for government andcommunity affairs (VP) and play a lead role in shaping the visionand direction for this highly respected small, private, liberalarts-based research university. The VP will join Clark under boldnew leadership as the University welcomed its 10th president anddistinguished alumnus, David Fithian ’87, Ph.D., in July 2020. Theposition is a strategic leadership role on President Fithian’sdynamic and evolving senior cabinet, with several other keyappointments recently made or currently underway. This recruitmentaligns with President Fithian’s focus on amplifying Clark’sprominence as a vocal leader within the national higher educationlandscape, as well as Clark’s investment in expanding outwardengagement at the state and federal level.For more than three decades, Clark has been a national model inthe movement of anchor institutions increasingly partnering withlocal governments, civic and business organizations, andneighborhood residents to rehabilitate and revitalize urbancommunities. Building upon this important legacy, the VP willpartner directly with President Fithian, overseeing all governmentand community affairs across the institution. This individual willalso work closely with deans, faculty, administrators, andtrustees, among other diverse stakeholders at all levels of theUniversity. Through broad collaboration and partnership, the VPwill develop strategies to strengthen Clark’s government andcommunity affairs, and effectively communicate its academic,research, and service missions to a wide variety of constituencieslocally, regionally, and nationally. Founded in 1887, Clark was one of the first all-graduateinstitutions in the United States. Today the University is ahighly-ranked, student-centered institution that educatesapproximately 2,350 undergraduate and 1,100 graduate students everyyear to be imaginative and contributing citizens of the world andto advance the frontiers of knowledge and understanding throughrigorous scholarship and creative effort. This commitment toscholarship and inquiry reflects the University’s commitment to“challenge convention and change our world” and to address issuesof critical societal importance. It is also reflected by Clark’smany national and international distinctions, including recognitionfor its diversity and inclusion efforts, innovation, communityengagement and impact, as a top green campus, and for itsdistinguished geography and international development programs.Clark has also been included in the groundbreaking Collegesthat Change Lives guide since it was first published in1996.Clark is located in Worcester, Massachusetts, a dynamic, diversecity “on the rise.” The second largest city in New England, with apopulation of roughly 186,000, Worcester is home to 11 institutionsof higher learning including the University of MassachusettsMedical School, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, College of theHoly Cross, Worcester State University, and the MassachusettsCollege of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. Worcester is increasinglyrecognized for its growing healthcare and biotechnologycommunities, for its thriving arts and cultural communities, and asa vibrant food hub with an abundance of new restaurants and craftbreweries. In addition, the city enthusiastically anticipates therelocation of the Red Sox minor league baseball team fromPawtucket, RI to Worcester this year.Clark University has retained Jack Gorman of Isaacson, Miller, anational executive search firm, to assist in the recruitment. Allapplications, inquiries, and nominations, which will remainconfidential, should be directed to the search firm at thefollowing link: University embraces equal opportunity and affirmativeaction as core values: the University believes that cultivating anenvironment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental tothe success of our students, its employees, and its community. Thiscommitment applies to every aspect of education, services, andemployment policies and practices at Clark. Clark’s commitment todiversity informs its efforts in recruitment, hiring, andretention. All positions at Clark share in the responsibility forbuilding a community that values diversity and the uniqueness ofothers by exhibiting integrity and respect in interacting with allmembers of the Clark community to create an atmosphere of fairnessand belonging. Clark strongly encourages members from historicallyunderrepresented communities, inclusive of all women, toapply.last_img read more

Just a few complicated points

first_imgTo continue enjoying, sign up for free guest accessExisting subscriber? LOGIN Stay at the forefront of thought leadership with news and analysis from award-winning journalists. Enjoy company features, CEO interviews, architectural reviews, technical project know-how and the latest innovations.Limited access to industry news as it happensBreaking, daily and weekly e-newsletters Get your free guest access  SIGN UP TODAY Subscribe to Building today and you will benefit from:Unlimited access to all stories including expert analysis and comment from industry leadersOur league tables, cost models and economics dataOur online archive of over 10,000 articlesBuilding magazine digital editionsBuilding magazine print editionsPrinted/digital supplementsSubscribe now for unlimited access.View our subscription options and join our community Subscribe now for unlimited accesslast_img read more

Coker’s escapes prove to be thing of beauty for Tide

first_imgAlabama quarterback Jake Coker (14) throws a touchdown pass as Auburn defensive end Byron Cowart (9) chases him during the second half of the NCAA college football game between Auburn vs. Alabama, Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015, at Jordan-Hare Stadium in Auburn, Ala. Alabama defeated Auburn 29-13. Albert Cesare / AdvertiserAlabama quarterback Jake Coker (14) throws a touchdown pass as Auburn defensive end Byron Cowart (9) chases him during the second half of the NCAA college football game between Auburn vs. Alabama, Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015, at Jordan-Hare Stadium in Auburn, Ala. Alabama defeated Auburn 29-13. Albert Cesare / AdvertiserAUBURN — Jake Coker has spent his first and only season as Alabama’s starting quarterback talking people into seeing the beauty in the unspectacular.He’s a game manager. The less has to do, the better for the Crimson Tide.If he makes it look pretty, that’s a bonus.But even as running back Derrick Henry ran up 271 yards on Auburn in Saturday’s Iron Bowl, the Crimson Tide needed Coker to make occasional plays. The senior Florida State transfer who had to wait a year longer than many expected to become Alabama’s starter made two saves that made a difference.One might even say he made two ugly, near disastrous plays look pretty and changed the game.Coker was big enough, strong enough and fleet of enough of foot to escape two sure sacks in a third-quarter drive. One scramble set up a fourth-down-and-one play, which Alabama converted. The other freed him to launch down field for the game’s first touchdown and the first two-score lead for either side.Those two plays freed Alabama from the grip of a rival determined to drag the Crimson Tide into a low-scoring game. What’s more, the points Jake’s escapes won for Alabama proved decisive en route to a 29-13 victory.“I think it says a lot about the kind of competitor he is,” Alabama coach Nick Saban said. “He’s very athletic for his size. They had some pretty good athletes rushing.”Alabama held a 12-6 lead when it started the key possession on its 15-yard line at 10:01 of the third quarter. Seven plays later, Alabama faced third and eight from its 46.The Crimson Tide found itself behind the sticks.Coker dropped back and found he had company, with Auburn’s Cassanova McKinzy and Devaroe Lawrence rushing. Coker got away from what seemed a certain sack, took off up the middle and gained seven yards.Three plays later, Coker faced second and four and an A-list of Auburn pass rushers, including Carl Lawson and Byron Cowart, the nation’s No. 1 recruit in the 2015 class.Coker got out of the grasp just as ArDarius Stewart slipped behind Auburn’s secondary. Running to his right, Coker launched into the end zone for the 34-yard touchdown pass.Suddenly, an uncomfortably close game became a two-score game as Alabama took a 19-6 lead.Auburn answered, with Jason Smith tipping a Jeremy Johnson pass to himself for a 77-yard, catch-and-run touchdown, but Alabama still led, 19-13. Alabama’s defense doesn’t give up many big plays, and Auburn used its biggest answering Coker’s big plays rather than taking the lead.“Fifth-five (Lawson) is a really good player that he made miss on that particular play,” Saban said. “When you have quarterback that can scramble, that’s one of the things that breaks down the back end as much as anything, because it’s really hard to stay with your guy. ArDarius got behind them, and Jake made a great throw.”Coker’s stats in his first Iron Bowl will fade from memory quickly. He threw for 179 yards and a touchdown and rushed for 13 yards.He’ll be most remembered for handing Henry the ball a school-record 46 times, but the quarterback that makes people glad for what he doesn’t do didn’t throw an interception. He came close twice, but nobody in blue caught a Coker pass.Coker also didn’t get sacked. Auburn defenders drew credit for eight hurries, one more than an Alabama team that leads the SEC in sacks, but the Tigers couldn’t get Coker down.He kept Alabama from punting away one of its key drives and did it with spectacular escapes, featuring competitiveness, strength and athleticism.He kept his body off the ground long enough to make two huge plays in an otherwise Derrick Henry day, and that’s the just-enough Jake we’ve come to know.“I think that Jake has played extremely well for us,” Saban said. “He certainly did a great job today for us.”last_img read more

‘Justice League’ and ‘Wonder’ among this week’s new releases

first_imgWarner Bros.(NEW YORK) — Opening in wide release on Friday:* Justice League — Batman and his newfound ally Wonder Woman — played by Ben Affleck and Gal Gadot, respectively — assemble a team of superheroes that includes Aquaman, Cyborg and the Flash — portrayed by Jason Momoa, Ray Fisher and Ezra Miller, respectively — to save the planet from a newly awakened enemy waging an assault of catastrophic proportions. Also starring Henry Cavill. Rated PG-13.* Wonder — Julia Roberts stars in this drama, based on the bestselling book of the same name, about August Pullman — played by Room‘s Jacob Tremblay — a boy with facial differences who tries to fit in at a new school. Owen Wilson also stars. Rated PG.* The Star — This animated feature, based on the Nativity of Jesus, tells the story of a small, but brave donkey who, along with his friends, goes on an adventure and becomes an accidental hero of the first Christmas. Featuring the voices of Steven Yeun, Kegan-Michael Key, Tyler Perry, Tracy Morgan and Oprah Winfrey. Rated PG.Opening in limited release on Friday:* Roman J. Israel, Esq. — Denzel Washington stars as the titular character, a driven, idealistic defense attorney who, through a tumultuous series of events, finds the activism that defines his career tested. Colin Farrell also stars. Rated PG-13. Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMatico Relatedlast_img read more

Gay and Felix lead gold haul for Americans

first_imgTRACK AND FIELD: Sprinters help the U.S. men’s and women’s 400-meter relay teams to victories. By Bob Baum THE ASSOCIATED PRESS OSAKA, Japan – Tyson Gay joined some fast, fast company. USC senior Allyson Felix is a race away from doing the same. The powerhouse pair helped the United States sweep the men’s and women’s 400-meter relays Saturday night at the World Track and Field Championships in noisy, packed Nagai Stadium. Gay joined Carl Lewis and Maurice Greene as the only men to win three gold medals at one world meet. Gay is soft-spoken, but his part-time coach Jon Drummond can talk enough for both of them. “He’s the cheetah,” Drummond said. “He lurks very quietly, you don’t know he’s there, and then he’s there and he jumps out real fast and gets his food. Yeah, he’s the cheetah.” Felix, winner of the 200 meters on Friday night, earned her second gold and can get a third in the women’s 1,600-meter relay in meet’s final session today. Only one other woman has won three golds in the meet’s history – Marita Koch of East Germany at the first world championships in 1983. “I didn’t know that,” Felix said. “It’s special. This was my first relay tonight. It was a great feeling and I can’t wait to do it again tomorrow.” Even though he won the 100 and 200 meters earlier in the meet, Gay did not run the anchor leg. He ran third, on the curve, leaving young LeRoy Dixon to match up with world record holder Asafa Powell of Jamaica in the last 100 meters. “A lot of people were saying I should be on anchor,” said Gay, who ran nine races in eight days in Osaka. “The coaches asked me to run third leg to give us the lead, and we would have no problem.” There was a problem, though, when longtime relay partner and former Arkansas teammate Wallace Spearmon handed off the baton to Gay. “That was the worst handoff we ever had,” Gay said. “I think that shows that just getting the stick around we should be able to be victorious every time.” At the worlds, the U.S. men have won every 400-meter relay in which they didn’t drop the baton or weren’t disqualified. That’s seven titles in 11 world championships. At the last worlds in 2005, they didn’t make it past the first exchange in the qualifying heat. “I’m extremely tired,” Gay said, “but my teammates told me `Let’s come out and do it one more time.”‘ Dixon, sixth in the 100 at the U.S. championships, came through with a strong anchor leg to punctuate the Americans’ 37.78-second victory. “We were questioning it in the beginning about putting me at anchor because we thought the world’s fastest man should be anchor,” he said, “but I guess the coaches knew what they were doing. I guess that’s why we’re the athletes and they’re the coaches.” Felix is the reigning, two-time world champion and Olympic silver medalist in the 200, but this was her first relay in either of those major international meets. The 21-year-old ran the second leg, taking the handoff from Lauryn Williams and handing it off smoothly to Mikele Barber. Torri Edwards, a disappointing fourth in the 100 and 200, held off 100-meter champion Veronica Campbell of Jamaica to give the United States the victory in 41.98 seconds. “I definitely didn’t want to go home empty-handed,” Edwards said. The Americans also got a gold from Brad Walker in the pole vault. Heading into today’s final day of competition, the United States has 22 medals, 11 of them gold. Two years ago in Helsinki, the Americans won 25 medals, including a record 14 gold. Walker won by being the first to clear 19 feet, 23/4.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more