Provost to chancellor

first_img University of Texas Permian Basin Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Daniel Heimmerman poses for a photo in his office in UTPB’s Mesa Building. Heimmermann will be taking the next step in his academic journey as chancellor of the University of South Carolina-Aiken. Heimmermann has been in higher education since 1994. (Jacob Ford | Odessa American) Registration set for engineering camp Facebook Home Local News Education Provost to chancellor Local NewsEducation Provost to chancellor Top UTPB official leaving for greener pastures WhatsApp Pinterest Facebook Previous articleCouncil urged to use HOT funds creativelyNext articleMan charged with assaulting wife, 15-year-old boy Ruth Campbell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Noel earns award center_img By Ruth Campbell – April 22, 2021 Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest OCA top 2 were ESL students After seven years as provost and vice president for academic affairs at University of Texas Permian Basin, Daniel Heimmermann will be taking the next step in his academic journey as chancellor of the University of South Carolina-Aiken.Heimmermann first came to UTPB in 2014. During his tenure, he has established new colleges, academic and research centers and institutes in Biomedical Science, Cybersecurity and Information, Natural Resource Management and Water and Energy.“Dan’s contributions to UTPB will pay dividends to our university for decades to come. His leadership has been a critical part of our success and he will be deeply missed by the entire Falcon family. We take great pride in knowing that one of our own has been selected for this important role. We are confident that he will accomplish great things as he leads the University of South Carolina Aiken,” UTPB President Sandra Woodley said in a news release.Former UTPB President David Watts recruited him. Before coming to Odessa, Heimmermann was at Mississippi University for Women for two years. Before that, he was at UT Brownsville when it existed. He has been in higher education since 1994.Originally from Appleton, Wis., Heimmermann earned his undergraduate degrees in history and Spanish from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. He earned a master’s in early modern history and a doctorate in French history, both from Marquette University in Milwaukee.“I had a love for history and when I was in graduate school I had the opportunity to teach as a teaching assistant and that’s really what drew me to continue for seven more years after undergraduate to pursue the master’s and the PhD in French history so I could teach,” Heimmermann said.He started at the University of North Alabama and was there for 13 years. Heimmermann met his wife, Claudia, there. She worked at the university, as well.The couple has a 14-year-old daughter, Lucie, and two dogs.“My first job was in Alabama in 1994 and I taught besides world civilization which is a general education course, I would teach upper level and graduate courses in European history, French history and the French Revolution, Napoleon and 18th century Renaissance, reformation things like that,” Heimmermann said.He then moved to Brownsville, Columbus, Miss., and to UTPB. The chancellor’s job is like that of a university president and there is a president that presides over the South Carolina system.“This will be a tough place to leave for a lot of reasons. One, I really enjoy working with the faculty and staff and Dr. Woodley here. I have a great job here so that’s going to be tough and it’s a job where, honestly, I know I’m appreciated which is important. The other thing is, personally, we have made some lifelong friends here …,” Heimmermann said.The good thing is that with technology they can be more in touch with people than ever.The Aiken campus has about 4,000 students, so it’s a little smaller than UTPB. But many of the things the university is doing, or plans to do, are aligned with what UTPB is doing in terms of developing engineering, cybersecurity, a business incubator and an advanced manufacturing center.“A lot of the things that we’re working on here they too are working on in South Carolina. From my point of view, a lot of the stuff that I’m interested in that we’ve been interested in here I’ll be able to continue there and hopefully offer some things. Here, in the last seven years, we’ve considerably expanded our engineering programs here and adding the three new programs, including master’s degrees,” Heimmermann said.“There are a lot of similarities with trajectories that for me was very appealing and a lot of support from the community which that’s been the great thing here. As I’ve reflected on my career here there are a lot of advantages here. Being part of the UT System can’t be overstated. (There are) few places could we have accomplished so much; I’m just talking about my little sliver of time here — seven years — without the support of the UT System. Three engineering programs, $60 million kinesiology building so the UT System and the support of the people of West Texas. That can’t be overstated either,” Heimmermann said.He added that the football program also started during his tenure.The South Carolina post will be Heimmermann’s first university presidency.“It will be a good, new experience; a first, which are exciting; exhilarating,” he said.The scenic location was an appeal for him.“From a family perspective, it’s got a lot of advantages just to be a little more proximate to her family and two sisters and her parents …,” he said.He added that he likes the fact that it’s part of the University of South Carolina System and it’s part of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges.“It’s one of a handful of public schools that are recognized as a liberal arts school. I’m a liberal arts guy. That was really appealing,” Heimmermann said.He officially starts July 1, but there are already things planned for before he arrives such as a retreat at the end of June.Heimmermann has previously applied for positions in Florida and Louisiana. There were about 100 applicants for the position he obtained at Aiken.“It was very gratifying. Those odds are somewhat daunting, so I feel real fortunate and frankly it’s been no secret that I’ve applied, but I’ve done so really selectively because I’m really happy here, certainly family-wise and my job,” he said.“I figured if I was ever going to become a president, I had to shoot somewhat selectively just to see what happens,” he added. Twitter Smoked Bacon Wrapped French Vidalia OnionHawaiian Roll Ham SlidersSummer Spaghetti SaladPowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay last_img read more

Gawande New Yorker article on end-of-life care wins National Magazine Award

first_img Read Full Story Atul Gawande, associate professor in HSPH’s Department of Health Policy and Management and a surgeon at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, has won a National Magazine Award for his story “Letting Go,” which appeared in the August 2, 2010, issue of The New Yorker. Gawande is a contributor to the magazine.Gawande’s story looks at a U.S. health care system that works assiduously to save lives, but is not as adept at helping terminally ill patients and their families make the best of the time they have left.Read the article.Read the press release announcing the awards.last_img

A New Year, a New Vacation: In Vermont, Winter Has Just Begun

first_imgWinter brings exhilarating experiences and delicious comforts to Vermont. Theres no better way to participate in the season than a well-planned visit to the Green Mountain State with the Vermont Chamber 2005 Vermont Winter Guide and the Ski Vermont & Winter Activities Map.The dynamic combination of the Guide and the Map points the way to Vermonts hot spots, on and off the slopes. At the end of the day, theres nothing like slipping into an outdoor hot tub while relaxing at a Vermont country inn, legendary for hometown charm and hospitality.Need help choosing? The listings in the Vermont Winter Guide will help you find your B & B, country inn, resort, or hotel. Over highways and back roads, to resorts and beyond, the Ski Vermont & Winter Activities Map will bring you there. And if lodging near a ski resort is key, the Map points to the best.The Vermont Winter Guide editorial sections showcase a selection of what sets Vermont apart from the rest: winter sports, from mainstream to extreme; history, great winter breakfasts, a wonderland of wildlife, and Vermont as an education destination. The prestigious Top Ten Winter Events and the Top Picks for Kids are a must for anyone in the area.The Resources Section of the Winter Guide is a portable library listing: Alpine and Nordic ski areas; snowmobiling, snowshoeing, dog sledding and ice fishing; maple sugarhouses, museums, and galleries; and more.The 2005 Vermont Winter Guide, the Ski Vermont & Winter Activities Map, and other Vermont information is available free of charge at 1-800-VERMONT or (802) 223-3443, or order information online free of charge from the Vermont Chamber website, www.vtchamber.com(link is external). The Guide accommodations and attractions listings are also available on the Vermont Chambers website at www.vtchamber.com(link is external).last_img read more