New administrative appointments at Bates

Bates College recently announced the appointment of a new vice president for financial affairs-treasurer, along with five other staff positions.

Peter Fackler has been named vice president for financial affairs and treasurer at Bates College. Fackler was treasurer and vice president for business and finance at Alfred (N.Y.) University. He also held financial management positions at West Chester (Pa.) University and the School of Visual Arts in New York City. He received a master’s in business administration from the University of Michigan and attended the Institute for Educational Management at Harvard University. Fackler, a member of the president’s staff, fills the position vacated by Bernard Carpenter, who retired from Bates this spring after 30 years of service to the college.

Czerny Brasuell has been named director of multicultural affairs and director of the multicultural center at Bates. Brasuell, who received a bachelor’s degree from New York University and a master’s degree from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, currently is on leave from doctoral studies at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. She has been an educator and administrator at Princeton University and a curriculum consultant in Haiti and Brazil. She is a steering committee member for the Racial Justice Working Group, a a national anti-racism network convened by the National Council of Churches.

Marc Glass ’88 has been named staff writer in the Office of Communications and Media Relations.  Glass is responsible for publicizing college events and faculty achievements. He also writes and takes photographs for various college publications, including the Bates magazine. He has been an English teacher at Jay High School and was the assistant director of communications at Colby College prior to joining the Bates staff.

Kurt Kuss, special collections librarian, is responsible for the selection, acquisition, processing and preservation of special collections materials, including rare books, photographs and the Batesiana collection of archival materials. Kuss received a master’s degree in library science from the University of Maryland and was special collections librarian at the National Agricultural Library.

Ann M. Parks has been named manager of design services in the Office of Communications and Media Relations. Parks, a Rhode Island School of Design graduate, oversees the design studio, which is responsible for print and electronic publications. She also oversees the use of outside design resources. Parks owned and operated a design firm for five years in Lexington, Mass., and prior to that was director of publications at Phillips Academy, Andover.

Christina Wellington has been named assistant director of annual giving in the development office. Wellington, a 1994 Bates graduate, is responsible for young alumni giving, regional phonathons and assisting with direct-mail solicitations. She was education program coordinator at the New England Historic Genealogical Society in Boston, where she organized conferences, lecture series, tours and classes.

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