Mirta Martin has been named president of Fairmont State University in West Virginia.
Knitting: Lyle Roelofs, the son of a Protestant preacher, knits sweaters with a pattern of cascading hearts he believes is unique. It’s a passion his mother taught him. Though he also makes scarves, mittens and socks for friends, family and their pets, it’s a solitary hobby—he doesn’t post on any of the online bulletin boards that draw large numbers of knitters.
Jesuit education in America has a distinguished history that is deeply rooted in faith and intellectual rigor.
It’s fair to say that university leaders across the country are thinking about how they can promote diversity in their student bodies, faculties and staff. We believe a fully inclusive work environment helps us deliver on our mission, and research has shown teams that are more diverse and inclusive make better decisions and perform better.
“In the beginning, I was focused on developing systems and processes. Now, I see that role becoming more of a mentor and facilitator of performance improvement.”