L-R: Associate Vice President Steve Bloom, Dean Helena Santos and Provost Jim Ostrow prepare to make their exit in the next few months. Photos by Madison Raffone & Casey Dibari
L-R: Associate Provost Jim Ostrow, Dean Helena Santos and Vice President Steve Bloom prepare to make their exit in the next few months. Photos by Madison Raffone & Casey DiBari.
By Casey Dibari & Madison Raffone– Opinion Editor & Copy Editor
By the end of this academic year, the university will be going through another major change. Starting in March, Assistant Vice President and Dean of Academic Success Helena Santos will retire after 14 years. Provost Jim Ostrow and Associate Vice President Steven Bloom will also retire later this year. Both Associate Vice President Bloom and Provost Ostrow have been at Lasell for 20 years.
Photo courtesy of Raquel Barnes Students pose together after doing service in Lasell’s last June to Belize.
Recently, Shoulder-to-Shoulder’s annual Belize trip was replaced with a trip to Tanzania. The new trip will center upon English language instruction for grades one through seven, as well as conducting girl’s self-esteem workshops.
In the 15 years Jim Ostrow has been at Lasell, the Vice President of Academic Affairs had a hand in designing and implementing many initiatives that have fueled the college’s growth. At the end of last semester, Ostrow sat down with the staff of The 1851 Chronicle for an informal question and answer period. Topics included the core curriculum, strategic planning initiatives, and future plans for growth and changes. More…