J. Patrick Boyle has been appointed director of student affairs at Penn State McKeesport. Boyle had served as associate director/director of staffing and programs for placement and career services at the University of Pittsburgh since 1996.
From 1995-96 he served as associate dean for student development at Chatham College and as director of the Center for Student Development there from 1992-95. His experience in student services and teaching spans 28 years including appointments at Duquesne University from 1984 to 1991 as director of student development and Greek affairs, director of leadership development and orientation, and assistant dean of students, respectively.
He received his Ed.D. in higher education from the University of Pittsburgh and holds a master of arts degree in English and a master of science degree in education-counseling, both from Duquesne University.
He is a frequent presenter at professional conferences and has several published papers about student-related issues to his credit.
Lisa B. Squire will join the Commonwealth College as director of planning and administration effective Aug. 30.
Squire comes to Penn State following a 20-year career of active duty in the U.S. Navy, where she served in various academic, operation and management positions. For the past four years, she has been a professor of strategy and policy at the Naval War College in Newport, R.I. While there, she developed and instructed an eight-credit graduate course in policy analysis and strategic planning for resident, continuing education, correspondence and international students.
Previously, Squire served as the director of the Naval Communication School in Newport from 1991 to 1994 and executive director of the Naval Communication Station in Key West, Fla., from 1988 to 1991. She also has been a training director for the Naval Oceanographic Research Facilities in Hawaii and Canada, and has served as a leadership instructor at the U.S. Naval Academy.
Squire is a Penn State alumna. She received a bachelor's degree in individual and family studies in 1977. She also holds master's degrees in education administration from Stanford (1988) and in national security and strategic studies from the Naval War College (1995).
Squire succeeds Kenneth A. Varcoe, who is retiring as associate dean of administration. The position has been reorganized.
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