Spring 2008 New Hires

Alfred State College has announced new hires for spring 2008.  These include Michelle Mapes, Paul Posener, Shaojie Jiang, and Mark Lawniczak, Sufyan Shahin, and Casey Gross.  

Mapes, of Angelica, has been hired as the assistant director of procurement and payment services.  She succeeds Glen Cline of Scio who was promoted to director of that area.

Mapes comes to ASC with many years of purchasing and procedural experience from the private sector which includes employment with Alstom and Dresser-Rand.

Mapes holds an AAS in business administration from Empire State College and an AOS in electro-mechanical systems tech from Alfred State College.

Posener, of West Henrietta, has been named director of residential life where he manages the residence hall community development and educational efforts.

Prior to joining the Alfred State College staff, Posener has served as assistant director of residence life at SUNY Geneseo, assistant director/area coordinator at St. John Fisher College, and residence director at SUNY Fredonia.

Posener holds a master of science degree from SUNY College at Buffalo and a bachelor of arts degree from SUNY Fredonia.

Jiang, of Hornell, has been named director of international education at the college where he recruits, admits, and advises international students.

Prior to joining the ASC staff, Jiang served in several capacities at Concordia University, Wisconsin, including director of international admissions, director of Chinese MBA; and instructor in the history of China, Mandarin Chinese, and ESL.

In China, Jiang worked in a variety of situations at Tianjin Foreign Language Teachers College.

Jiang holds a PhD in education leadership from Marquette University, Milwaukee; and MBA from Concordia University, Mequon, WI; an MS in education administration from Concordia; and a bachelor of arts degree in English from Tianjin Normal University, Tianjin, P. R. China.

Lawniczak, of Lancaster, has joined the Department of Residential Life as residence director for MacKenzie West. Lawniczak received his bachelor of arts degree from the University at Buffalo and is a graduate student in the student personnel administration program at Buffalo State College.  His prior experiences include serving as a resident assistant, as a member of the National Residence Hall Honorary, and as a volunteer fireman in his hometown. 

Sufyan Shahin, Niskayuna, has been hired as interim assistant director of Student Activities.  Shahin will oversee late night event responsibilities and selected aspects of Greek Life while the department initiates a national search for a permanent appointment.

Casey Gross, who joined the campus community in 2000 as a residence hall coordinator, has been appointed associate dean of Judicial Affairs. Gross has seven years' experience as a college judicial officer, has served on the Student Conduct Committee, and has been an active member on a number of College-wide committees during his tenure here.