Syracuse University Magazine

Newsmakers

Chancellor Kent Syverud has been appointed to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Academic Advisory Council. Chancellor Syverud, who will serve a three-year term, joins other academic leaders in advising DHS on matters related to homeland security, career opportunities for graduates, campus resilience, and academic research.

In the Military Times’ Best for Vets: Colleges 2017 ranking, Syracuse University was the top-ranked private school in the country and third overall for service members, military veterans, and their families. 

The Newhouse School’s Tully Center for Free Speech presented its 2016 Free Speech Award to Jason Rezaian, the Washington Post reporter who was imprisoned in Iran for 544 days. 

M. Dolan Evanovich was appointed the University’s senior vice president for enrollment and the student experience. He previously served as vice president for strategic enrollment planning at The Ohio State University. 

Life Trustee Daniel D’Aniello ’68, a U.S. Navy veteran, received a 2016 Lone Sailor Award from the U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation in Washington, D.C., in September. 

Mary Schmidt Campbell G’73, G’80, G’82, president of Spelman College in Atlanta, was one of 11 individuals honored by the White House as “Champions of Change for College Opportunity.” She was recognized for her leadership and work to expand opportunities for students from all backgrounds to enroll and succeed in college. 

Joshua Nowlin, a staff member with Food Services, collected his 51st Special Olympics medal. He has competed in Special Olympics for more than 30 years, earning medals in numerous sports.

Professor Karen Doherty, chair of the Department of Communications Sciences and Disorders, was elected a fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association in recognition of her accomplishments and professional achievements in the field.

Billboard magazine featured the Bandier Program in the College of Visual and Performing Arts among its selection of “12 Elite Music Business Schools Shaping the Industry’s Future.”

The Whitman School of Management received a No. 20 ranking on The Princeton Review’s list of top 25 online MBA programs for 2017. 

DesignIntelligence, the bimonthly journal of the Design Futures Council, ranked the School of Architecture undergraduate program No. 3 in the nation, and the graduate program, eighth. In addition, Dean Michael Speaks was selected as one of “25 Most Admired Educators for 2016-17.” The undergraduate program has been ranked in the top 10 every year since 2004.