November 04, 2005
Finalists for Student Affairs post to visit campus
CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Two of the four finalists for associate vice chancellor for student affairs and enrollment management and dean of students will visit Southern Illinois University Carbondale next week.
Robert G. Cabello and James E. Fitzpatrick will be on campus next week. Denise Schlake will visit the campus Nov. 28-29, and Margaret Y. Toston is set for a campus visit Dec. 8-9.
Cabello will visit campus on Monday, Nov. 7, and Tuesday, Nov. 8. An open session with members of the campus community is set for 1 to 2 p.m. on Tuesday in the Student Center Mississippi Room.
Cabello is vice president for student affairs and enrollment management at Broward Community College in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. Previous experience included three years as vice president for student services and associate professor of counselor education/college student personnel at Western Illinois University in Macomb; six years as vice president of student services at Delta College, a mid-size community college in Michigan; and three years as assistant vice president of student affairs at Illinois State University in Normal.
His professional career spans 25 years in public and private education. Cabello holds a law degree from the Indiana University College of Law and two graduate degrees in counseling.
Fitzpatrick will visit campus on Wednesday, Nov. 9, and Thursday, Nov. 10. His open meeting with the campus community is set for 1-2 p.m. on Thursday in the Student Center Mississippi Room.
Fitzpatrick holds bachelor's and master's degrees from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pa., and a doctorate in education from the University of Pittsburgh. He has more than 25 years' experience in higher education, including: one year as dean of students at Bethany College in Bethany, W. Va.; one year as vice president for student development at Ohio Dominican University in Columbus, Ohio; and seven years as dean of student affairs at the Pennsylvania College of Technology in Williamsport, Pa., an affiliate of Pennsylvania State University.
Schlake, of Blue Springs, Neb., has 22 years of experience in student affairs. She earned her bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and a doctorate in higher and adult education from the University of Missouri-Columbia.
She is currently a senior fellow with the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators. Previous positions included one year as vice president for student affairs and special assistant to the president for special projects, Minnesota State University-Mankato; two years as vice chancellor for student affairs at the University of Nebraska at Kearney; and four years as assistant to the vice chancellor for student and international affairs at the University of Missouri-Rolla.
Toston, of Rocky Hill, Conn., has 23 years of experience in student affairs. She holds a bachelor's degree from Grambling State University, a master's degree from Northeast Louisiana State University and a doctorate in higher education leadership from the University of Mississippi.
Toston is vice president for student affairs at Central Connecticut State University. Previous experience includes eight years as dean of student life and development and assistant professor, Maryville University of Saint Louis; four years as director of minority student retention and academic enrichment at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington; and five years as coordinator for local and national testing services at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.