Kastendiek appointed Sec'y of FacultiesSusan Kastendiek (A.M.'79), Executive Director of the Center for Continuing Studies, has been appointed Secretary of the Faculties.
Kastendiek, who has been a University staff member for more than 15 years, succeeds Kineret Jaffe, who became Secretary of the Board of Trustees on July 1. Jaffe had been Secretary of the Faculties for the past three years.
The Secretary of the Faculties reports to the Provost of the University and is primarily responsible for recording and producing a permanent record of the meetings of University ruling bodies and various standing committees. These include, among others, the Council of the University Senate, the Councils on Research and Teaching, the College Council, the faculties of the divisions, the faculties of the professional schools, and the University boards.
The Secretary of the Faculties also serves as a resource to faculty members and officials in addressing questions of protocol and past activities of the University's boards and committees.
"The Secretary of the Faculties helps to create and craft the historical record of the University. During this time of challenge and change within the institution, it is both a privilege and an intriguing task to chronicle this enterprise," Kastendiek said.
Kastendiek has served in a variety of positions at the Center for Continuing Studies since 1979, when she joined the staff of what was then the Office of Continuing Education as Research and Administrative Assistant. She then served as Director of the Division of Programs in Higher Education from 1983 to 1989 and as Director of the Division of Arts & Sciences and Associate Executive Director from 1989 to 1992. She was named Executive Director of Continuing Studies in 1992.
Kastendiek received her B.A. in 1973 from the University of California, Irvine, and her A.M. in 1979 from Chicago.