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Springfield College announced that Beth Zapatka has been hired as the new vice president for Institutional Advancement, following a national and com- petitive search. Zapatka comes to Springfield College from Yale University, where she served as
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associate dean for Development and Alumni Affairs for the Yale School of Nursing. She will join the President’s Leadership Team on July 1 and oversee
all institutional-advancement efforts, including the departments of Advancement Services, Alumni Rela- tions, and Development. In a nine-year career at Yale, Zapatka held numerous roles that created a well- rounded set of experiences in institutional advance- ment that are directly transferable to Springfield Col- lege. In her most recent role in the School of Nursing, her accomplishments include securing significant new resources — nearly tripling contributions to the school — overseeing a rebranding campaign, build- ing university-wide collaborations, broadening the use of social-media platforms, and reinvigorating the alumni and advisory boards.
Springfield College announced that Slandie Dieujuste has been hired as vice president
for Student Affairs. She is cur- rently vice provost for Student Affairs and dean of students at Massasoit Community College, a position she has held since 2018. She will start her new role at Springfield College on July 1.
Dieujuste will join the Springfield College President’s Leadership Team and play a key leadership role in fostering a sense of inclusion and engagement in a diverse and vibrant community. Working with stu- dents, faculty, and staff, she will be responsible for developing a comprehensive co-curricular vision
for life on campus. Prior to her current role at Mas- sasoit Community College, Dieujuste was associate vice provost for Residence and Greek Life at Illinois Institute of Technology. She also held student-affairs leadership positions at Governors State University, Jackson College, Saint Mary’s College, and Northeast- ern University. She received her PhD in higher edu- cation administration from Andrews University and bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Boston Col- lege. Dieujuste will lead the Springfield College Divi- sion of Student Affairs, which includes the following offices and programs: Spiritual Life, Community Standards, Alcohol and Other Drug Education, Dean of Students, Student Orientation Programs, Career Center, Counseling Center, Housing and Residence Life, Student Activities and Campus Union, Campus Recreation, Center for Service and Leadership, and the Health Center.
Western New England University announced the
appointment of Basil Andrew Stewart as vice presi- dent for Finance and Administration after a compre- hensive national search. Currently, he is vice presi- dent for Finance and chief financial officer for Lasell University and assistant treasurer and chief financial officer of Lasell Village in Newton. At Western New England, Stewart will serve as the chief financial officer for the university. Stewart will be responsible for the university’s finance and budgeting, internal audits, facilities management and construction,
campus police, risk management, information tech- nology, and auxiliary services. As CFO, he will serve as chief advisor to the president on financial and administrative matters and will have administrative responsibility to the board of trustees by provid-
ing administrative support to its finance, audit, and investment committees. Prior to his current post, Stewart served as chief financial officer and senior
vice president for Finance and Administra- tion at Merrimack College and held controller posts at such prestigious institutions as MIT, Northeastern, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Smith College, and Wentworth Institute of Technology. He held auditing posts for the Gil-
lette Co. and Coopers & Lybrand. He earned his MBA and a BBA in accounting from UMass Amherst. He is a board member of the Boston Consortium for High- er Education and Boston Senior Home Care Inc. and a member of the American Institute of Certified Pub- lic Accountants Inc. and the Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants Inc. He holds designa- tions as a chartered global management accountant and certified public accountant. Stewart, who joins Western New England University in June, succeeds retiring Vice President for Finance and Administra- tion Richard Wagner, who also served as director of Institutional Leadership and Planning for 18 years.
UMassFive College Federal Credit Union announced four recent promotions. Alex Ful- lerton has been promoted to assistant vice president of Loan Operations. In this new role, he is responsible for provid- ing leadership, oversight, and direction for all consumer- lending activities. Fullerton has been with the credit union for nine years and has held numerous roles, beginning as a teller, and most recently a supervisor of the Debt Solu- tions department. Kristina Smith has been promoted
to assistant vice president of Retail Administration. Transi- tioning from overseeing retail branches, she now supports frontline teams to help plan and implement organizational growth projects; manage retail policies, procedures, and train- ing; as well as assist with retail programs to ensure operation- al efficiencies are maintained. Beginning as a part-time teller after graduating from UMass Amherst, her assorted roles at the credit union over the past 12 years have prepared her
for this new position. Smith’s UMassFive career includes working as the assistant to the former president/CEO man-
ager of the Mercy Medical Center branch and senior branch manager in Hadley. Christina Reynolds has been promoted to Card Services manager. She began her career at UMassFive 10 years ago as a part-time online banking specialist in the Contact Center, eventually taking on other various branch assign- ments, including most recently the Northampton branch manager position. In her new role, she over- sees the Card Services department, ensuring debit- and credit-card quality control and audit processes are in place while also maintaining policies to maxi- mize efficiency and service to members. Tara Sand-
erson has been promoted to loan servicing manager. She began her career at UMassFive in December of 2017 as a loan servicing specialist. She was promoted to senior loan servicing specialist in mid-2019, short- ly followed by a promotion to loan servicing supervi- sor. In her new position as loan servicing manager, Sanderson oversees both the loan-processing and loan-servicing aspects of lending to ensure compli- ance and maximize efficiency and service internally as well as for UMassFive members.
Jean Deliso of the Connecti- cut Valley General Office of New York Life, an agent since 1995, has received the Agent of the Year Award for 2020. This award recognizes the agent who has achieved the top pro- duction among all agents at the company’s Connecticut Valley General Office. Deliso
has developed an expertise in helping business own- ers and individuals protect and secure their own
and their family’s future. Her extensive experience has led to a focus in certain fields, such as cash and risk management, retirement, and estate planning. She is committed to educating individuals regarding their finances and frequently conducts workshops advocating financial empowerment. She is a Nau- tilus Group member agent, an exclusive advanced- planning resource for estate-conservation and business-continuation strategies. Her access to this exclusive resource enables her clients to benefit from the group’s collective experience and insightful solu- tions as they apply to the protection, accumulation, and distribution of wealth to individuals, families, and business owners throughout the country. Deliso has also been a member of New York Life Chairman’s Council since 2012 and a qualifying member of the Million Dollar Round Table since 1999. Members
of the elite Chairman’s Council rank in the top 3%
of New York Life’s sales force of more than 12,000 licensed agents in sales achievement. Active in her community, she currently serves on the board of
the Baystate Health Foundation and is the immedi- ate past chairman. She also serves on and is the past chairman of the board of the Community Music School of Springfield and is the past chairman of the board of YMCA of Greater Springfield. She is a gradu- ate of Bentley College.
Florence Bank named Cyn- thia Malinowski as this year’s Community Support Award winner. Malinowski, vice presi- dent and branch manager of the downtown Northampton office, joined Florence Bank in October 1999 and has 33 years of banking experience. The Community Support Award
was established by the bank in 1997 as a means of formally recognizing employees who are active par- ticipants in community events and donate their per- sonal and professional time to local not-for-profit organizations. Each year, the award recipient can select a nonprofit organization of his or her choice, and the bank will donate to that organization. At Malinowski’s recommendation, Florence Bank will donate $500 to the Food Bank of Western Massa- chusetts. The mission of the Food Bank is to feed neighbors in need and lead the community in end- ing hunger. Malinowski serves as an active member of the Greater Northampton Area Chamber of Com-
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