The has announced the appointment of JACLYN DOWD as director of evaluation, effective February 1. Dowd’s decade-plus experience in career and workforce development includes, most recently, her service as chief operating officer for workforce at the Indiana Department of Workforce Development and as executive director of the Indiana Career Council. Her tenure in state government, which dates to 2009, included responsibility for educational and training programs within IDWD. Earlier, Dowd served as manager of employer development for Butler University, where she earned an MBA degree.
The has announced the appointment of EVE GOLDBERG as director of research and SONIA CAUS GLEASON as director of strategic learning and evaluation. Goldberg, who had been serving as acting director of research, joined the foundation in 2009. Previously, she was a research associate for the Education Development Center’s School Leadership Project, worked as a second-grade teacher in New Orleans as a Teach for America corps member, and was a program associate at the Constitution Project in Washington, D.C. Gleason has more than a quarter century of experience in consulting and program management and has worked with schools, districts, and public-private partnerships in New England on issues that impact underserved communities.
The has announced the elections of RAMÓN MURGUÍA as board chair and CATHANN KRESS as a trustee. Murguía, an attorney in private practice in Kansas City, Missouri, has served on the foundation’s board since 2007. His community involvement also includes board service for several institutions, including the Greater Kansas City Hispanic Development Fund, the Hispanic Scholarship Fund, the Jacob L. and Ella C. Loose Foundation, and the National Council of La Raza. Kress, vice president of extension and outreach and a professor at Iowa State University’s school of education, previously served as a senior policy analyst at the U.S. Department of Defense’s Office of Family Policy, as director of youth development at the National 4-H Council, and, before that, in roles at Cornell University, Iowa State, and Miami University of Ohio. She currently serves on the boards of the National 4-H Council, Silos and Smokestacks, the Iowa governor’s STEM Initiative, and the United Way of Story County, Iowa.
The has announced that its president, RIP RAPSON, has been appointed to the board of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago’s Detroit branch. Rapson will serve a three-year term beginning January 1. Two other new appointees, JOSEPH B. ANDERSON, JR., chairman and CEO of TAG Holdings in Wixom, and SANDRA E. PIERCE, vice chairman of FirstMerit Corp. and chairman and CEO of FirstMerit Michigan in Southfield, were appointed to serve out unexpired terms.
The has announced the appointment of WILLIAM P. KELLY as Andrew W. Mellon Director of the Research Libraries. Kelly, currently chair of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, previously served as interim chancellor of the City University of New York and as president of the CUNY Graduate Center. He also is a member of the 34th Street Partnership. “The Mellon Director has the critically important role of preserving the esteemed collection of the library, steering its acquisition strategy, and setting the course for the role of the research libraries for the future,” said NYPL president Tony Marx. “Bill is both an accomplished scholar and a true leader, which combined with his passion, creativity, and his love of New York uniquely qualifies him to lead the library’s research centers.”
In other news, has announced the planned retirement of its president and CEO, YANA VISHNITSKY, in January 2017. Vishnitsky has worked at the agency for thirty-seven years, fifteen as its top executive. Originally from Russia, where she was a patent attorney and mechanical engineer, Vishnitsky moved to Denver in 1978 and started working at JFS just a few days after she arrived, serving as a translator and case manager for Russian immigrants. Later, she earned a social work degree and eventually became a psychotherapist. At Jewish Family Service, she served as director of the Russian Resettlement department and associate executive director of the agency, before becoming president and CEO in 2000.