The director of student activities will soon have a new assistant.
A search committee has been created to fill the position, which requires a master’s degree and is expected to be filled by June 1.
Executive Director for Student Involvement Greg Killoran said the search to fill the position began in early January.
“We promoted the availability of the position all around the country,” he said. “We probably received between 80 and 100 applicants.”
As the head of the search committee, Killoran is in charge of deciding which applicants would best fit Bradley.
“Our committee has met several times, and we are now in the process of conducting phone interviews with four of them,” he said.
Once the phone interviews have been completed, Killoran said the search committee will select which candidates will come for a campus visit.
“We will bring as many as three applicants for campus interviews,” he said. “These interviews will be open to all students.”
Although the position does not yet have exact duties, Killoran said the assistant will be helping Michelle Whited run the Student Activities Office.
“We have recognized for a while now that running Student Activities is not a one-person job,” he said.
Killoran said the new assistant may have certain assigned duties.
“This person may advise ACBU or SABRC, and they may be in charge of Late Night BU,” he said. “They will collaborate with Michelle on all things done with the SAO.”
The job will encompass a bit of flexibility, depending on which applicant is hired.
“Michelle will decide where the person’s background and abilities will fit best,” Killoran said.
The money to hire an assistant will come from raising the activity fee from $35 to $65 a semester.
Junior business management and administration major Kathleen McGing said she thinks hiring a new person will be worth the money.
“Michelle is really overworked in the SAO,” she said. “She is in charge of coordinating the hundreds of activities that go on around campus and she has way too much to do.”
McGing also said having another administrator in the SAO would be beneficial to students.
“It is always great to have another resource on campus,” she said. “This is an opportunity to improve all organizations on campus, not just SABRC and ACBU.”