Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1992-05-061
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VOLUME 52, ISSUE 71 WEDNESDAY, MAY 6, 1992 (CTThe Signpost Human Rights p. 6 WEBER STATE UNIVERSITY OGDEN, UTAH WSU names athletic director New A.D.: Tom Stewart, current director of development for athletics at the University of Utah, accepts job. By SCOTT D. SUMMERS Managing editor of The Signpost After a three-month search, WSU has named Tom Stewart as the new athletic director. Stewart, the current director of development for athletics at the University of Utah and executive director of the university's Crimson Club, will spend this month making the transition to his new position and will join Weber State full time on June 1. Stewart succeeds Richard F. Hannan, who resigned in February to become athletic director at Southwest Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas. Dr. Richard F. Ordyna, assistant athletic director at WSU, has served as interim athletic director during the three-month search for an athletic director. "It was a difficult decision because of the number of qualified candidates that applied," WSU President Paul H. Thompson said in Monday's press conference. Stewart brings more than 20 years of Northern Utah high school and collegiate athletics to WSU and has spent most of his career in coaching and sports administration in the area. "I can't express howgenerally thrilled my family and I are to be here," Stewart said. "I'm looking forward to having a long career here." Stewart was assistantbasketball coach under Rod Tueller at Utah State University for eight years from 1979 to 1987. During that time, Utah State won the PCAA championship and played in two NCAA national tournaments. Stewart ,,.u,.,.. , :.. I- I ...., , , ,.,.,..... , , . . V .- -' i s -. ... ..-J .A ' ... -. - ,,,, n.niBinii " . 1 r ' . i rn i n i n . : .. . w .rffl , yi, , iifnA mv,.. PHOTO COURTESY Of JOHN R. SHUPE WSU PRESIDENT PAUL H. THOMPSON introduces new WSU athletic director Tom Stewart at Monday's press conference. also served as Utah State's athletic director for one year. "We believe that Tom Stewart has the ideal combination of qualifications to achieve the goals of our athletic program," Thompson said. "The depth and breadth of his sports-management experience will enable him to promote academic excellence, earn community support and attract private funds." Earlier in his career, Stewart coached basketball for three seasons at Box Elder High School and one season at Alta High School. Stewart was selected as Weber State's athletic director by Thompson from a field of some 100 applicants from across the country. He was a candidate for the same position three years ago when Hannan was hired. Stewart is the fourth athletic director at WSU in seven years. Stewart will face a troubled athleticbud-get that has plagued athletic directors at WSU for several years. "Budgeting is not a problem unique to Weber State, it" s a problem across theU.S.," Stewart said. "There is a need for more external funds from community and private donations." "I've spent a lot of two years studying the role of collegiate athletics," Thompson said. Thompson emphasized four areas of his study that he felt important to collegiate athletics: D A strong academic base within the athletic department and that student athletes graduate. Integrity within the athletic department. Competitive teams on the playing field. Financial security within the department. "I'm impressed with the quality of WeberStateathletics," Stewartsaid. 'The university has great people involved in athletics and a great tradition to uphold." The Stewart family has strong ties to the Ogden community. His wife, the former Kathy Birkin, was born in Ogden and his in-laws, Keith and Margaret Birkin, live in the city. Kathy Stewart is a regional manager in Weber County for a national insurance firm. Wednesday, May 6 Accu-Wealhcr forecast for daytime conditions and high tempera una ii 1 WY0- jj Ogden 182 ' ff Crrf 1 fiaitLake City 83 jM 1 Mabl 770 1' 0x0 CodarCilyl 76 v tjtv ARIZ. N" Showers "-storms Ram Fkjrriee Snow fc Sumy Pt Chudy Cbudf Tenure process may be quickened with proposal Professors who receive tenure gain increased job security and academic freedom. Vtt Assaulted Press aycsw C2 Acmmmrm. int. By J. STANLEY HOWARD Asst. News editor of The Signpost The procedure of evaluating professors for tenure will become more streamlined, with abbreviated assessments occurring less frequently, if a WSU committee proposal goes into effect. Currently, professors are reviewed for progress toward tenure during the third, fifth and seventh year of employment by three committees and three administrators. If the proposal is approved by Fac ulty Senate, professors on track for tenure will be evaluated twice instead of three times, during the fourth and seventh year of employment, by two committees and two administrators. "I've been on the sides of both, evaluating and being evaluated. The process drains the resourcesof people on both sides of tenure. There are better ways to spend a professor's time," said Dr. Randy Chatelain, associate professor of child and family studies. The review that currently occurs during the fifth year is too close to the time of the final decision to make it worthwhile. By eliminating the third and fifth-year review, the one that will occur in the fourth year should carry more weight, said Dr. James MacDonald, chairperson of the Academic Freedom, Promotion and Tenure Policy Committee. "The thinking was that we'll have fewer reviews and hopefully, more decisive ones so that professors can know where they stand," MacDonald said. Up until about five years ago, departmental professors on the tenure track were evaluated annually. (See TENURE on page 2) If the proposal is approved by Faculty Senate, professors on track for tenure will be evaluated twice instead of three times, during the fourth and seventh year of employment, by two committees and twoadministrators. NOTEBOOK The registration schedule dates listed in the summer catalog are incorrect. Instead of May 26, summer quarter registration begins May 18-19 for seniors, May 20-21 for juniors, May 22-23 for sophomores, May 26-27 for freshmen, and open registration will be May 28-29.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1992-05-06, Vol. 52, No. 71|
|Creator||Weber State University|
|Contributors||Associated Students of Weber State University|
|Description||Weber's current student newspaper, the Signpost, first appeared on September 29, 1937. For two years prior to that time, campus news was disseminated via announcements posted on a bulletin board known as the "Signpost". As a result, the masthead of the first issue of the paper itself featured a rudimentary wooden sign with the title spelled out in rustic-looking letters. Over the years the paper has been published continuously, though the look, size and style has changed several times.|
|Subject||College student newspapers and periodicals; Weber State University|
|Publisher Digital||Stewart Library, Weber State University|
|Source||University Archives LD5893.W55 S5, Stewart Library, Weber State University|
|Rights Management||Public Domain. Courtesy of University Archives, Stewart Library, Weber State University.|