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Komen Phoenix Introduces Director of Programs

The Phoenix Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure® has hired Phoenix resident Lee San Miguel as its Community Health and Mission Programs Director. In this position, Lee will oversee the Komen Phoenix Affiliate’s current and future mission programs, including grant making, community outreach, education programs, community partnerships and public policy initiatives.

“During the course of my career, I have been involved in community health initiatives and have truly enjoyed it,” says Lee. “I’m excited about this position, which offers me the opportunity to make a difference in our community, from creating new and innovative community partnerships to enhancing breast cancer services and programs throughout central and northern Arizona.”

Lee’s previous experience incudes 10 years of development and coordination within the City of Avondale, five years with Arizona’s Department of Health Services and more than 10 years of community service in Colorado. He holds a Masters of Public Administration from Bernard M. Baruch College in New York, a Master of Arts in Mass Communications from the University of Denver and a Bachelor of Arts in Recreation Planning from Metropolitan State College in Colorado. In addition, Lee is a certified facilitator and mediator.

“Lee’s strong background in creating successful, inclusive community teams, as well as his personal integrity and empathy for others, makes him well qualified to lead Komen Phoenix’s mission initiatives,” says Beverly Kruse, Komen Phoenix Executive Director. “He is also known for being an innovative problem solver, a skill that is extremely helpful in today’s economy and changing healthcare landscape.”

As Community Health and Mission Programs Director, Lee is responsible for helping Komen Phoenix meet the community’s breast health needs. He will lead the affiliate’s biennial community needs assessment and help develop strategic plans to close breast health gaps throughout central and northern Arizona. Lee will also represent the Affiliate among community organizations, public policy makers, volunteers and donors.

Lee lives in central Phoenix with his wife Kathy. The couple has two children and five grandchildren.

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University Of Phoenix Welcomes New Research Chair

University of Phoenix announced the appointment of Dr. Troy Hutchings to serve as Research Chair for Education in the University’s College of Education and School of Advanced Studies. As Research Chair for Education, Dr. Hutchings will engage in research and provide thought leadership for scholarly initiatives in Education by bringing leading-edge counsel into the ethics courses offered in University of Phoenix education programs.

Dr. Hutchings brings more than 28 years of experience in the education field as a high school teacher and administrator, and most recently as Northern Arizona University’s Director of Student Services in the College of Education and an instructor in the Educational Leadership Department. Dr. Hutchings’ expertise and research spans the areas of teacher sexual misconduct, educator decision-making, and the professional continuum-of-responsibility associated with development of a professional framework for a moral and legal teaching practice.

“Dr. Hutchings is an international ethics expert on issues that are important to future teachers, including issues about relationship boundaries and behavioral models that protect both the teacher and student,” said University of Phoenix School of Advanced Studies Executive Dean Dr. Jeremy Moreland. “University of Phoenix education students and faculty will benefit from Dr. Hutchings’ insight into the field as he continues to lead national dialogue and advances his scholarly inquiry.”

Dr. Hutchings has been a featured speaker on education leadership topics at a variety of events for state policy groups, school administrators, state teacher associations, department of education leaders, and licensing officials across the country. He has also assisted in the development of university curricula on educator ethics and law. Additionally, Dr. Hutchings has collaborated with the Province of Ontario, Canada, the United States Army JROTC and other agencies. He has served as the subject expert on a full-length interactive film dealing with teacher sexual misconduct, served as an expert witness, and has participated in a number of other educator ethics and law projects. His contributions to educator professional practices were recognized nationally by the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification in 2009, when he received the Annual Doug Bates Award and delivered the associated lecture.

“Dr. Hutchings’ work in educator ethics and misconduct is well respected in the education field,” said University of Phoenix College of Education Dean Dr. Meredith Curley. “His work provides a solid framework for teacher preparation and ethics best practices in education, and we are excited to apply his expertise to University of Phoenix education programs to better prepare our future teacher leaders.”

Dr. Hutchings earned his Bachelor of Science in English Education from the University of South Dakota, Master of Education in Secondary Education from Arizona State University, Master of Education in Educational Leadership from Northern Arizona University, and his Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Northern Arizona University.

For more information about the research chair position at University of Phoenix, visit University of Phoenix’ website at phoenix.edu

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ASU Students Of Information Assurance Protect Nation’s Information Infrastructure

Arizona State University’s designation as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education has been renewed by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security.

The redesignation for education programs in information assurance, which extends through 2017, enables the university to continue to support students through the National Science Foundation’s Scholarship for Service program and the Department of Defense Information Assurance Scholarship program.

The competitive scholarships go to students in computer science and computer systems engineering programs with an information assurance concentration – a focus on areas of study that address a growing need for federal information assurance professionals to protect the government’s critical information infrastructure.

The university also holds a designation as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Research, which was granted in 2009 and extends through 2014.

A number of the scholarships and grants for education and research have been awarded due to the work done through the Information Assurance Center in the School of Computing, Informatics, and Decision Systems Engineering, one of ASU’s Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering.

The Information Assurance Center (ia.asu.edu) directed by engineering professor Stephen Yau, concentrates on research addressing the challenges of ensuring the security and quality of information being stored, processed and transmitted by information systems and networks.

Twenty-seven ASU faculty members are now participating in the center’s work.  Twenty are from the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering – including its School of Electrical, Computing and Energy Engineering – with others from the W. P. Carey School of Business and the College of Technology and Innovation at ASU Polytechnic campus.

The center also is involved in technology transfer and continuing education for industry. It assists with information assurance education activities for other schools, especially those serving underrepresented minority groups.

For more information on research and educational activities of the center, visit ia.asu.edu