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September 27th, 1999
College Deans Plan Changes
The college administration underwent some interesting changes this
summer. St. Andrews has two new Deans, and another plans to retire at the end of
In June, Phil Barrineau became Dean of Students. It is his responsibility is to
oversee the Student Affairs Division, comprised of Residence Life, Judicial Affairs
Student Involvement and other programs. He still fulfills his old responsibilities as ’
Director of Career Services and will continue to do so until a replacement is found.
One project that Barrineau has started is the revision of The Saltire He
intends to include information about student services in the guidebook. He thinks
that students often find it difficult to get answers to their questions about the
college. It is his hope that additions can be made to The Saltire so students never
have to ask these questions in the first place.
Barrineau would also like to reopen Farrago. He wants students to have a
place to socialize outside of their residence halls.
As Dean of Students, Barrineau considers it his responsibility to discover
new ways to build the St. Andrews community. He reminds all students that his
door is always open.
Across campus, a new placard has been added to the door of Dr. Edna Ann
Osmanski Loflus' office. She is now Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. She
worked with former Registrar and Associate Dean Jim Stephens during the
summer to make the transition smoother for the college.
"This job is college service, oriented towards students and their academic
experiences." Loftus said, describing her position.
Loflus has three primary concerns in her new job. She is responsible for
Student Academic Affairs, overseeing the advising system and helping students
overcome difficulties with counseling. She works with the International Programs
committee to enhance and support overseas educational opportunities. She is also
responsible for organizing the Summer Session at St. Andrews.
"I really like to work in a collaborative environment with other faculty and
students," she commented.
Loflus does not plan on making any major changes in her area of
responsibility until she gets a better feel for faculty and student interest. She would
like to find new ways of congratulating students for outstanding academic
performance. She is also interested in opening new avenues for students studying
While these two have been settling in, the Dean of Academic Affairs,
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