Institutional Research: Dr. Devlin

Starting May 4 the Associate Director of the Office of Institutional Research and Analysis will be Dr. Steven Devlin, now acting director of the Boettner Center of Financial Gerontology in the School of Social Work.

"Steve will add exceptional analytic strength to Institutional Research's capacity to assess important empirical issues surrounding the Agenda for Excellence and the entire range of strategic planning issues," said the Institute's director, Dr. Bernard Lentz, in announcing the appointment.

Dr. Devlin will be a senior analyst on the team whose work provides institutional research support for the Offices of the President and the Provost, and prepares the numerous reports and analysis required by external agencies.

He is a Fellow of the Institute on Aging and serves on the Board of the Center for Advocacy for the Rights and Interests of the Elderly (CARIE). He has written numerous scholarly articles, co-chaired the research awards committee of the Boettner Center, and taught in both the School of Social Work and the College of Arts and Sciences. Prior to joining the Boettner Center, Dr. Devlin directed institutional research at the American Society of Financial Service Professionals in Bryn Mawr, serving the 32,000 alumni of the American College. He holds a B.A. in psychology from Dickinson College, an Ed.M., from Boston University, and a Ph.D. in educational psychology from Temple.

Chief Hortuculturist: Mr. Marrocco

Vince Marrocco has been appointed Chief Horticulturist at the Morris Arboretum, Director Paul Meyer has announced.

Mr. Marrocco has been a horticulturist at the Arboretum since 1993, and has taught classes, supervised large sections of the garden and directed divisions of the plant sale. In his new position, he will oversee the Arboretum's horticulturists and garden volunteers. He will also continue to manage the area of the garden surrounding ther visitor center and parking lot.

Mr. Marrocco first came to the Arboretum in 1989 as an intern, following his graduation from North Carolina State University. He then worked as a student-gardener at the Royal Horticultural Society in Wisley, England, and as a woody plant horticulturist at the PepsiCo Sculpture Garden in Westchester, NY. He is currently completing the management program at Wharton.

Almanac, Vol. 45, No. 30, April 27, 1999