While MIT searches for a new executive vice president, President Charles M. Vest has named several other senior officers to take over Mr. Dickson's various areas of responsibility in the interim. Dr. Vest announced the arrangements in a June 26 memo to the Administrative and Faculty Councils.
Victoria Sirianni, director of Physical Plant, will have oversight of Insurance and Legal Affairs, the Planning Office, the President's House and the Safety Office as well as Physical Plant. Stephen Immerman, director of project development in the Office of the Senior Vice President, will be in charge of Audio-Visual Services, Campus Police, the Copy Technology Centers and Endicott House.
The Purchasing Department will transfer to the Vice President for Finance, and the Publishing Services Bureau, which has had dual reporting lines, will continue to report to Kathryn Willmore (executive assistant to the president, director of Public Relations Services and secretary of the Corporation), who will consult with Mr. Immerman as necessary. A decision on the oversight of the Management Reporting Team will be made soon.
Vice President for Finance and Treasurer Glenn Strehle will convene regular meetings of all vice presidents, Ms. Willmore, Ms. Sirianni and Mr. Immerman.
A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on July 15, 1998.