Skoulas, Heiser receive promotions
Two members of the University community have recently been promoted to new positions that will take effect April 1. Caren Skoulas, Budget Director since 1993, will become Associate Provost for Planning, and Christopher Heiser, Associate Dean of the Law School since 1995, will succeed Skoulas as Budget Director.
In her new position, Skoulas will focus primarily on the second phase of the Campus Master Plan, particularly in leading the process by which space that becomes available over the next several years is reassigned. Skoulas will also work on planning at the provostial level for many of the issues raised by the Universitys plan to increase the size of the College over the next decade.
Skoulas worked closely with University administrators and the Board of Trustees to develop and implement the new budget structure and processes that contributed to the turnaround in the Universitys financial performance. Skoulas graduated with a bachelors degree in finance from Georgetown University in 1981 and completed her masters degree in management at the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management Policy at Northwestern University in 1985.
As Associate Dean of the Law School, Heiser has been responsible for directly managing the financial, facilities/physical plant, administrative support and human resources operations at the Law School.
Heiser graduated with a bachelors degree in psychology from Gustavus Adolphus College in 1984 and received a masters degree in Public Policy from Chicago in 1990.
Caren and Chris have both performed brilliantly in their current positions, and it is a special pleasure, and very much the good fortune of the University, to be able to promote each of these very talented individuals to new positions of ever-greater responsibility, said Geoffrey Stone, University Provost.