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Staff Changes: Spring/Summer 2011

Departed and new staff in the College of Education, spring/summer 2011

by Joe Savrock (May 2011)


The College of Education announces several staff changes this spring:



Derek K. Annan, multimedia specialist, arrived in the Education Technology Center (ETC) May 3--the very day ETC began its relocation to new office spaces. Derek has been working at Penn State since 2004, most recently in Information Technology Services. He takes the position previously held by Randy Persing, who retired in January. Derek can be reached in 230 Chambers Building, phone 865-2840, e-mail



Three of our colleagues from the Office of Certification and Education Services have announced their retirements, effective June 30. Among them, they have more than 80 combined years of service to the education community.



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  • Dan Grow, coordinator of recruiting programs, certification, & academic services, has served the College of Education for 35 years. His effective retirement date is June 30.




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  • Iris Flynn, administrative support assistant and records examiner, has served the College for nearly 26 years. Her effective retirement date is July 1.





  • Kep Sones, academic advisor, has been a member of the College for 25 years. His effective retirement date is June 30.






Cathy Watson, administrative support assistant in the Department of Learning Performance Systems, also plans to retire on June 30.


Rusty Z. Myers, systems administrator, has moved on to take a position with the University's Information and Technologies Systems. His last day in the College of Education was April 13.


Tina Vancas, administrative support coordinator in the Center for the Study of Higher Education, has assumed a new role in the Department of Geosciences, in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences. She began her new assignment June 1.