U of M Welcomes New Vice Presidents for
Advancement, IT Divisions
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Local Artists Take Center Stage in MAX 03
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University of Memphis has appointed a new Vice President for
Advancement, Dr. Robert P. Bartlett, and a new VP/Chief
Information Officer, Dr. Douglas Hurley.
comes to the U of M from the University of Rochester, where
he served as Dean for Advancement with the College of Arts,
Sciences and Engineering since 1998. In that capacity, he
managed the areas of fundraising, alumni and parent relations,
community outreach, and marketing communications. At the U
of M, Bartlett will oversee the areas of development, marketing,
and alumni relations.
has 20 years of advancement experience in higher education
and holds doctoral and master's degrees from Cornell and a
bachelor's degree from Stetson University in Florida. He was
also a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Chicago.
comes to the University from Gartner Inc., the world's leading
technology research and consulting firm, where he was director
of University Relations and a research analyst in the Higher
Education Technology Strategies group. He has considerable
experience working with higher education leaders and boards
as well as IT professional staff and faculty to help them
understand technology trends and directions and how technology
can be applied for strategic advantage.
joining Gartner, Hurley served the University of Kentucky
in a variety of roles, ultimately as associate vice president
for Information Systems.
holds a doctorate in higher education administration and planning
from Kansas State University, a master's degree from the University
of Vermont (where he was also a teaching fellow), and a bachelor's
degree from Miami University (Ohio). He has also studied at
the Wharton School's Aresty Institute of Executive Education.
Bartlett and Hurley take office July 14.
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July 11-Sept. 6, the Mid-South will be on display at the Art
Museum of the University of Memphis. Pieces for MAX 03 (which
stands for Memphis Artists Exhibition) are selected from works
submitted by artists who live within a 100-mile radius of Memphis.
Beth Venn, an independent curator and art historian from New
York, is curating this year's show and was given complete discretion
to define and select the exhibition in order to bring new sensibilities,
attitudes, experiences, and approaches to MAX.
exhibit will kick off with an opening reception on July 11
from 5 p.m.-7:30 p.m. All museum events are free and open
to the public. Normal hours are Monday through Saturday, 9
a.m.-5 p.m. For more information, call 901/678-2224 or visit
the AMUM Web site at http://www.amum.org.
Nashville area alumni - you and your families are invited
to meet U of M President Dr. Shirley C. Raines on Wednesday,
July 16, 5 p.m.-7 p.m. The Alumni Association will provide Hors
d'oeuvres, and there will be a cash bar. For event location,
please contact Amanda Cantrell at 901/678-5314 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Journalism Alumni Chapter's Outstanding Journalism
Awards will be held Thursday, Sept. 25 at the Racquet Club
of Memphis. The ceremony will honor three well-known graduates
and will benefit scholarships and awards for U of M journalism
students. Contact Patty Lawrence at 901/678-4372 or email@example.com
Bandmasters Competition for high school marching bands
will be held Saturday, Oct. 18th at Liberty Bowl Stadium.
Sponsored by the Band Alumni Chapter, this event benefits
the Dr. Sidney McKay Fellowship. Please visit http://www.tigerbandalumni.com
for more information.