SU staff receives promotions
Three Shepherd University student affairs staff members have received promotions, Thomas C. Segar, vice president for student affairs, has announced.
David B. Cole, Jr., of Williamsport, Md., has been named dean of students. He will serve as the senior student conduct officer for Shepherd and will work with university police, lead the institution’s behavioral intervention initiatives, and serve as a liaison with parents, students, faculty and staff on student behavior issues.
Cole earned a bachelor of arts degree in sociology from Western Maryland College (now McDaniel College) and a master of arts degree in psychology from Hood College. He has worked at Shepherd for 15 years in various capacities including assistant dean of students, assistant director of physical plant, financial aid counselor, residence life hall director, head women’s softball coach and assistant baseball coach. Cole is also a member of the Shepherd Athletic Hall of Fame. Cole worked at Hagerstown Community College for 13 years as director of student services and student activities coordinator.
Holly Morgan Frye, of Shenandoah Junction, has been named assistant vice president for student affairs for student engagement. In her new role, she will provide leadership and supervision for student affairs programming and will oversee the Washington Gateway Program, crisis management and disaster preparedness, student affairs communications and student engagement, in addition to overseeing the award-winning student community services and service learning program at Shepherd.
Frye holds a bachelor of arts degree in communications from Western Maryland College (now McDaniel College) and a master of arts degree in college student development and administration from Shepherd University. Frye has worked at Shepherd for 12 years, most recently as director of student community services and student learning for 10 years and as coordinator of alumni affairs for two years.
Christana J. Johnson, of Stephens City, Va., has been named assistant vice president for student affairs for student success. She will supervise the student health center and counseling services, coordinate professional development and assessment efforts for the division of student affairs, in addition to overseeing multicultural student affairs and disability support services.
Johnson earned a bachelor of arts degree in psychology and ethnic studies from Cornell College in Iowa, a master of science degree in education leadership and policy studies from Iowa State University, and is working toward a doctorate in college and university leadership from Colorado State University. She has served as the director of multicultural student affairs and disability support services at Shepherd for six years. Johnson also served as the assistant dean of students/director of intercultural life at Cornell College and as director of student activities at St. Olaf College in Minnesota.
In announcing the promotions, Segar said, “Shepherd is fortunate to have qualified internal talent capable of assuming new roles. The rewards of this reorganization include increased opportunities for student success and engagement, enhanced student affairs internal and external communications, and focused and proactive practices which promote positive student behavior.”