Four top WUSTL administrators have received promotions, announced James E. McLeod, vice chancellor for students and dean of the College of Arts & Sciences.
Jill Carnaghi, Ph.D., assistant vice chancellor for students and dean of campus life, and Justin Carroll, assistant vice chancellor for students and dean of students, have each been promoted to associate vice chancellor.
Kathy Steiner-Lang, director of the Office for International Students and Scholars, and Alan I. Glass, M.D., director of the Habif Health and Wellness Center, have each been promoted to assistant vice chancellor.
“The Washington University community is fortunate to have many talented people providing a great experience for our students,” Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton said. “Jill, Justin, Kathy and Alan are dedicated, talented and highly valued contributors here. It is rewarding to everyone in our community to see the success of these leaders.”
“All of these people have worked tirelessly for the benefit of the University and its students,” McLeod said. “We want stable leadership in place so we are ready for the challenges that lie ahead and for the next phase of our development. I think these four are certainly up to that task.”
Carnaghi has been at the University since 1997. Her areas of responsibility emphasize co-curricular activities for students. She works closely with the Office of Student Activities, the Community Services Office, event services, the Greek life office, student organizations and campus ministers. She also serves as adviser to the Student Union.
She received the 2004 Excellence in Practice Award from the American College Personnel Association and the 2007 Richard Caple Professional Award from the Missouri College Personnel Association.
Carnaghi came to WUSTL from the University of Vermont, where she was director of residential life from 1991-97. She earned a doctorate in higher education administration from Indiana University.
Carroll joined the University in 1981 as director of student activities. In 1986, he was named associate dean of students and acting director of residential life. He was appointed acting dean of student affairs in 1992 and was named dean in 1993.
In his new role, Carroll will be working with sports and recreation, the residential life center and the Habif Health and Wellness Center.
During his tenure, particularly in the past decade, the student environment has seen numerous enhancements. Undergraduates have gained several new residence buildings on campus, all of which are equipped with classroom and study spaces. Every freshman floor has a faculty associate, and five faculty members and their families have apartments and offices in the residence houses, creating unprecedented interaction between students and faculty.
Carroll earned a bachelor’s degree in political science and history in 1972 from Benedictine College in Atchison, Kan. He earned a secondary teaching certificate at the University of Missouri-St. Louis in 1974 and a master’s degree in college student development in 1979 from Southern Illinois University Carbondale.
In addition to being director of the Habif Health and Wellness Center on the Danforth Campus, Glass also is assistant professor of clinical psychiatry at the School of Medicine. He is vice president of the American College Health Association.
A graduate of the University of Minnesota Medical School, he completed a pediatric residency at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. He practiced emergency medicine for several years before entering the field of college health.
His areas of interest include college health, sexual health, alcohol and prescription drug misuse and cultural competency in health care.
Steiner-Lang directs the Office for International Students and Scholars, whose mission is to provide social, cultural and academic support; English-language instruction; and information on governmental regulations. It also facilitates cross-cultural understanding within WUSTL and the St. Louis metropolitan area.
Steiner-Lang and her office provide services for undergraduates, graduate students, post-doctoral students and faculty and staff members.
In 1996, she was named working chair of NAFSA: The Association of International Educators, an organization that promotes the exchange of students and scholars to and from the United States, and remains a member of the group.
International enrollment has skyrocketed during Steiner-Lang’s tenure. While 38 first-year students were from other countries in 1992-93, students and faculty now come from more than 125 countries around the world, and nearly 35 percent of freshmen are multicultural or international students.