August 21, 2018

JWU Newsmakers

  • Summer hasn't melted the enthusiasm of Chef Tim Brown, associate professor in the College of Culinary Arts. He was in Florida recently presenting one of more than a dozen boot camps on topics including jams, classic confections and puff pastry. Read about his lesson in a recent feature story that appeared in the Tampa Bay Times.

  • Nicholas Tella, director of information security, discussed the risks of sharing personal information in exchange for commodity items with Rhode Island Public Radio. Listen now.

  • Matt Samel, PhD, CHE, FMP, professor in the College of Hospitality Management, was one of 3 educators selected to participate in a comprehensive industry internship with The Club Foundation. He discussed the experience on Private Club Radio. His interview comes at about 6 minutes into the segment. Listen now. You can also listen to his 2017 interview where he gives interesting insights into the wants and needs of the next generation of hospitality professionals. He comes in at about 20:16 into the segment. Listen now.

  • President Mim Runey’s appointment as JWU’s next chancellor was covered in The Chronicle

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Campus Announcements

Office Wall Hangings

Facilities Management will no longer hang any personal items or anything used to decorate or personalize an office space. If a JWU employee is looking to hang a personal item on an office wall, they may do so; however, Facilities Management recommends that it be done with 3M Command Adhesive products only. Please do not use fasteners that must be drilled into walls made of drywall, plaster and brick. For more information, please see a recent memo from Jason Witham, executive director of facilities, design & construction.

Chancellor of Johnson & Wales University


On Tuesday, July 31, James H. Hance Jr., chair of the JWU Board of Trustees, announced the appointment of Mim L. Runey, LP.D., as chancellor of Johnson & Wales University, effective October 1, 2018, to the JWU community.
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President Mim Runey delivered her annual State of the Campus address to Providence Campus staff on Friday, August 17. In her first address since the announcement of her appointment as JWU’s next chancellor, she provided an update on FOCUS 2022, which included more about the College of Food Innovation & Technology, new academic programs, and university recruitment efforts. She will be speaking with faculty on August 28 at Faculty Welcome.

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