Staff Changes

Interim Treasurer: Amy Bosio

Amy A. Bosio, a Penn alumna who has been with the Treasurer's Office of the University since March 1996, became Interim Treasurer on July 1, replacing Scott C. Lederman on his retirement, Vice President for Finance Kathryn Engebretson announced this summer. Since March 1998, Ms. Bosio had served as associate treasurer responsible for cash management, trust administration, construction finance and real estate, and central gifts processing.

Before joining Penn as Assistant Comptroller in March 1996, Ms. Bosio was with Miller Anderson and Sherrerd. Prior to Miller Anderson, Ms. Bosio held positions at Price Waterhouse and Bell Atlantic Corporation. She took her B.A. in economics from Penn in 1983, and an M.B.A. in 1989.


Two New College House Deans

Dr. David B. Brownlee, director of College Houses and Academic Services, recently announced that Spruce and Gregory College Houses have new Houses Deans: Dr. Christine Brisson and Dr. Christopher Donovan.
  Spruce: Dr. Brisson is a scholar of linguistics who took a B.A. in history in 1990 and a Ph.D. in linguistics in 1998 at Rutgers. She comes to Penn with six years of residential experience; from 1992 to 1998, she worked at Douglass College, Rutgers' undergraduate college for women, in the residence life system where she developed and presented key training materials on student governance and created a leadership seminar for campus councils. In spring 1999, she served as special projects officer, managing communications and designing publications for the American Philosophical Society. Dr. Brisson has taught graduate and undergraduate English and linguistics courses, at Rutgers, Temple, and Cornell, where she was a visiting assistant professor in fall 1998. She has lectured on language acquisition, African American English, noun phrases and verb usage at Johns Hopkins, CUNY, Stanford, and the University of Chicago.
  Gregory: Dr. Donovan took a B.A. in English literature from Penn in 1992, and a Ph.D. in contemporary American literature from NYU in January 1999 where he received a full Fellowship-in-Residence. While in New York, Dr. Donovan worked at several major publishing houses including Vogue magazine. At Penn, he has been a member of the Department of Housing and Conference Services since May 1991, most significantly as an early move-in coordinator, billing counselor, graduate assignments counselor, and publications writer. During the summer of 1993, Dr. Donovan served as head prefect for the Penn Summer Academy in Communications, an innovative program for gifted students in the arts, offered by CGS. Beginning in March 1999, Dr. Donovan worked within Penn's newly established Conference Services division, promoting the campus to outside organizations and helping to coordinate dining and facilities aspects of on-campus conferences.

Almanac, Vol. 46, No. 3, September 14, 1999