Over the summer, many offices were relocated for convenience and multiple positions were changed or absorbed into other positions for efficiency.
The student services offices were all moved to the first floor of the Administration building.
According to Dan Koop Liechty, director of alumni relations and career networks, the purpose of putting the registrar’s office, accounting office, and financial aid office onto one floor is to introduce a “one stop shop” structure that promotes a more efficient set up for students.
“This way, students don’t have to go down to the Administration building basement for accounting and then go back to the first floor for financial aid,” he said.
Along with consolidating departments within the Administration building, departments formerly in the Administration building, like Communications and Marketing, are finding a new home in the Wyse building.
The Communications and Marketing Department has joined Admissions on the first floor, filling the former location of the Social work and Sociology Department. This switch allows them to work more closely with the Admissions Department.
“There’s too much interaction between com-mar and admissions for them to be in two different buildings across campus,” Liechty said.
The Sociology and Social work Department is now located on the second floor of the Administration building.
Campus ministries and the counseling have also been relocated on campus. Now located in the basement of Kulp, both departments were moved with respect for students’ privacy in mind.
A lot of work was done over the summer to make these changes. Workers at the physical plant and ITS media contributed to the moving of furniture as well as setting up all of the technology.
Along with building changes, some staff changed positions. Anita Stalter became vice president for academic and student life, which absorbed Bill Born’s former position as vice-president for student life. Launa Rohrer was named dean of students.
“Changes have been made in order to improve service,” Leichty said. “The school was looking to make a change that has the most impact and the most benefit for students.”