AppointmentsPhysical Education & Athletics
Sheila Cain, a college swimming coach since 1988, has been named Head Men's and Women's Swimming Coach. She will also serve as Assistant Professor in Physical Education & Athletics.
"With the anticipated construction of a new Olympic-size swimming pool, Sheila Cain is the perfect coach to lead the University of Chicago swimming program into the next decade," said Thomas Weingartner, Associate Professor and Chairman of Physical Education & Athletics. "Her head coaching experience in both the men's and women's programs at Grinnell College and Colby College makes her the right choice to join the faculty of the University of Chicago."
Cain had been head swimming and volleyball coach at Colby College in Waterville, Maine, since 1991. She also served as adjunct assistant professor and as pool director. During Cain's tenure at Colby, her 1992-93 and 1993-94 swimming squads were selected as All-Academic Teams by the College Swimming Coaches Association.
From 1988 to 1991, Cain was head women's swimming coach and aquatics director at Grinnell College, where she also served as head women's volleyball coach and assistant professor. She received her B.A. from the College of St. Catherine in 1986 and her M.S. from Iowa State University in 1988.
Facilities Planning & Management
Kenneth Lyon has been appointed Interim University Architect in the Office of Facilities Planning & Management, effective Aug. 1.
Lyon has served as Project Manager for Facilities Planning & Management since 1992. Prior to joining the University, he held positions at Northwestern University, Ferris State University and Anderson-Jacobs Architects Inc. He received his B.A. in 1983 and his M.A. in 1986, both in architecture, from the University of Michigan.
Lyon succeeds James Gimpel, who is leaving the University after 11 years of service to become Director of the Office for Capital Programs at the University of Illinois at Chicago.