RU announces two new appointments
Rockford University President Eric W. Fulcomer, Ph.D., has announced the appointment of Michael Perry, Ph.D., as Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs and that of Gregory Cascione, Ph.D., as Interim Vice President for Advancement.
Former Provost and Vice President Dr. Michael Mihalyo left the University in July to accept the presidency at Wheeling Jesuit University. Dr. Cascione replaces Bernard Sundstedt, who retired as Vice President for Institutional Advancement at the end of June 2018.
“While we miss Michael’s and Bern’s leadership, we know that with change comes opportunity to learn from individuals who bring new perspective and energy to our work,” Fulcomer said. “We begin this academic year, our 172nd, with a keen focus on efforts that enhance our students’ academic and co-curricular experiences. I look forward to the passion and expertise Dr. Perry and Dr. Cascione bring to their respective leadership roles and I’m excited to work alongside of them this year.”
Rockford University will conduct nation-wide searches to fill both the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs and Vice President for Advancement positions. Searches will begin in late fall.
RPS announces Fifth Annual 205 Tip-Off Classic
The Fifth Annual 205 Tip-Off Classic will include a 12-team competition from five states. The event will be held Nov. 19, 20, 21, 23 and 24 at Auburn, East, Guilford and Jefferson high schools.
Teams include: Marina (Huntington Beach, Calif.); McArthur (Hollywood, Fla.); Bay View (Milwaukee, Wisc. ); Pike (Indianapolis, Ind.); and Chicago-area teams Chicago Perspectives, North Chicago and Elgin Larkin. Rounding out the field will be five local teams representing the NIC-10: Auburn, East, Guilford, Jefferson and Freeport. The complete schedule will be released next week.
North Chicago placed fourth in Illinois last year in Class 3A and is making its first Tip-Off appearance. Larkin, which placed fourth in the state in Class 4A last year, returns for its fifth year, while this is the second straight year for Perspectives.
“We are excited with the level of competition scheduled for this year’s Tip-Off Classic,” said Mat Parker, Director of Athletics, Activities & Program Development. “The competition has grown with high-caliber teams we are able to attract from across the nation to come to Rockford. The impact of the Tip-Off Classic extends beyond competition with our student athletes, as families spend time in our awesome community and bring economic impact to Rockford.”
–Winnebago County News Briefs–