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University Centers Announces Position
Changes as Result of Reorganization

RELEASED: March 29, 2007

EAU CLAIRE — Charles Farrell, director of University Centers at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, has announced changes resulting from a reorganization of his administrative staff.

Christopher Buckley is the new buildings and grounds supervisor for University Centers. His position serves as the liaison between University Centers and Facilities Planning and Management and is responsible for all aspects of the building's custodial, maintenance and repair programs, as well as staff. Prior to joining the UW-Eau Claire staff, Buckley worked for the state of Wisconsin as a supervisor in several treatment centers and then at UW-Stevens Point in a position similar to his current one. He holds a bachelor's degree in sociology from UW-Parkside.

Beverly Soll has been appointed assistant director for Activities and Programs. She has been the arts and special events coordinator in the Activities and Programs office since 1999, working with such programs as The Forum and Artists Series, the Viennese Ball, commencement and others. She first took on the role of lead worker for the Activities and Programs office in 2001.

A division of University Centers, the Activities and Programs office in Davies Center administers the Artists Series, The Forum, and the UW-Eau Claire International Film Society, all funded through student segregated fees allocated by the Student Senate. Staff also advise the Student Senate's University Activities Commission; administer and program for the upper-campus club Higherground; and administer the programs and services of the Student Organizations Complex. The office coordinates the Community Action and Lifelong Learning volunteer community service program, student leadership seminars and recognition programs, Commencement ceremonies, Summer Session Programs, the Viennese Ball, and a variety of special events all year.

Soll holds bachelor's and master's degrees in piano from the University of Illinois and a doctoral degree in musical arts from the University of Maryland. As a coach/accompanist and teacher of piano, she has served on the faculty at the State University of New York-Geneseo, George Mason University, and Wayne State College and has presented performances throughout the United States and in Germany. Scholarly publications include articles on Aaron Copland and Max Reger, a three-volume collection of arias from the operas of African American composer William Grant Still, and a 2005 comprehensive book on Still's operas, "I Dream a World," published by the University of Arkansas Press. Soll performs as a free-lance pianist throughout the region and has been a member of the Eau Claire Chamber Orchestra since 2000.

Karen Stuber has been appointed assistant director for Event Services. She has worked in the University Centers since March of 1969 and began her long term of employment as the university calendar secretary for Student Activities and University Programs. Stuber became manager of the conferences and reservations complex in 1982. Currently, her primary responsibility is to coordinate events scheduled in the Davies Center while providing support to Zorn Arena, Schofield Auditorium and other facilities as needed. She directs the work of full-time, limited-term and student staff who are responsible for the production, technology, scheduling and supervision of events, as well as the student building managers, operations team, and production and technical operations coordinator and related staff. This position allows Stuber to work with outside public groups such as the Eau Claire Area Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Eau Claire Chamber of Commerce for possible events the University could sponsor. Stuber is a member of the Association of Collegiate Conference and Events Directors-International and the Association of College Unions-International.

Candice Wilson has been appointed assistant director for Business and Administration in Davies Center. Previously, she was operations manager for Davies Center. This new position has responsibility for overseeing contracted services, and management of the campus trademark licensing agreements and accounting operations for University Centers. The position also supervises and provides support to managers of the following areas: Service Operations, University Printing Service, Information Technology, Information Design and Web Development.

Wilson holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from Lakeland College and a master's degree in training and development from UW-Stout.

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