Permit me the opportunity to update you on an important administrative change here at Monmouth.
Effective August 1, Jonathan Meer, Vice President for Advancement, will step down from his current position and become the lead development officer for the Bruce Springsteen Archives and Center for American Music. Since the day back in January 2017 when Monmouth University announced an official partnership with Bruce Springsteen, we have intended to raise money to more fully support the development of the Archives and Center. There are many significant prospects, at present unassociated with Monmouth University, who could be very helpful in making this happen, and Jonathan’s vast experience will be particularly helpful in these efforts. Please join me in wishing him well in his new position.
I have decided to conduct a search for an Interim Vice President for Advancement, limiting the pool of candidates to current Monmouth employees only. In so doing, I will be able to find a suitable person to run the division and save the University precious resources during the coming fiscal year. I expect this person to serve in the role for at least the next year as we navigate our way through the current public health crisis. Any decisions about a permanent replacement will wait for next year. If you – or someone you know here at Monmouth – would be interested in this position, please reach out to Robyn Salvo, Director of Human Resources, for details. Robyn can be reached at 732/263-5228 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. Consistent with our hiring practices, Human Resources will send out an announcement to the community as soon as the posting becomes available. I’d like to complete this internal search as soon as possible.
Once a decision on an Interim Vice President for Advancement is named, I will notify all of you. In addition, I am contemplating some other senior administrative adjustments and will share them with you at that time. I will also share with you the make-up of Cabinet for the coming academic year. If you have any questions before then, please feel free to reach out to me directly.
Dr. Patrick F. Leahy