University of Maine at Presque Isle Vice President for Student Affairs, Dean of Students and Athletic Director Christine Corsello will be departing at the end of the 2011-2012 academic year after accepting a Vice Chancellorship in North Carolina.
Corsello will be stepping into the position of Vice Chancellor and Dean for Student Services and Enrollment Management at Carolina HealthCare System on the campus of Cabarrus College of Health Sciences in Concord, North Carolina.
"It is with great sadness, but full understanding, that we announce this move for Vice President Corsello," UMPI President Don Zillman said. "This is familiar work for Chris given her past deanship at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. Of greater importance, this relocates Chris and her family to home territory in North Carolina."
Corsello has 25 years of experience in student services. She has led UMPI's student affairs efforts since 2007, first as Dean of Students and later taking on the role of Athletic Director. Prior to this, Corsello has served as the Dean of Students and Chief Student Affairs Officer at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in Boston, Mass., as the Director of Residence Life and later as the Associate Dean of Students at Fitchburg State College in Fitchburg, Mass., and as the Area Director at the University of Maryland in College Park, Md.
"Chris's work has touched every aspect of the UMPI student experience--residence life, health, counseling, athletics, student activities, admissions, and on and on," Zillman said. "Chris manages to be the consummate professional at the same time that she can be wise friend and counselor to so many of the students who have attended UMPI in the last five years. I know I speak for campus in saying how much we will miss Chris's leadership and her passion for UMPI students. We wish her well in her new endeavors."
Officials will shortly begin a search for a successor.