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Ro Di Brezzo To Head Diversity Department at UA (Movers & Shakers)

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Ro Di Brezzo, vice provost for faculty development and enhancement at the University of Arkansas, has been appointed interim vice provost for diversity and inclusion for one year.

During her time at the university, Di Brezzo has served as program chair and interim department head for the department of kinesiology, director of the human performance laboratory and co-director of the office for studies on aging. She has also served as vice provost for academic affairs and professor of exercise science and is the co-founder of the Teaching & Faculty Support Center at the university.

Wade S. Radke, chief operating officer and owner of Galley Support Innovations of Sherwood, has been appointed to the Pulaski Technical College board of trustees by Gov. Asa Hutchison. Radke will serve a seven-year term and replace Ronald Dedman, whose term expired in July.

Radke is a member of the National Business Aviation Association, Arkansas Aerospace Alliance, Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce, Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce, North Little Rock Chamber of Commerce, Sherwood Chamber of Commerce and Children of Arkansas Loved for a Lifetime. He has also served eight years in the U.S. Air Force, with six years spent at the Little Rock Air Force Base and two spent in Air Force Special Operations Command.

Matt Whiting recently joined the athletic administration team at the University of Central Arkansas in Conway as the new assistant athletic director of development. Whiting formerly was the associate athletic director for external operations at the University of Arkansas at Monticello, where he restructured and rebranded the organization, oversaw the UAM Athletics Partnership Program and served as executive director of the UAM Sports Association.

Mihir recently accepted the position of assistant vice chancellor for institutional effectiveness at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro.

Mihir has served as director of national research and policy at the Association for Institutional Research in Tallahassee, Florida, and director of institutional effectiveness at Norwalk Community College in Connecticut, most recently working as director of institutional effectiveness at the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith.

Edward Serna has been promoted to chief of staff and associate vice chancellor for external funding at the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith.

Serna joined UAFS in 2015 as director of grants management and compliance. In that role he has increased grant funds and tripled the number of grant proposals submitted in 2016 compared with the previous year. Serna also has worked as a project manager with Science & Engineering Services in Huntsville, Alabama, and as a strategy and organization associate at Booz Allen Hamilton, where he served as a consultant for the U.S. Army and the National Aeronautics & Space Administration.

See more of this week’s Movers & Shakers, and submit your own announcement at ArkansasBusiness.com/Movers.

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