Staff Transitions

In July 2021, we said goodbye to Membership and Events Director Susan Patton. A 23-year veteran on the Association staff, Patton was responsible for managing the Association’s Annual Meeting, starting the Association’s webinar program, overseeing the membership database, administering the business statistical programs, and managing several professional development programs.

In December 2021, we said goodbye to Program Coordinator Angelica DeVoe who had joined the Association staff in 2018. She was particularly instrumental in supporting our cooperative advertising program, in-person and virtual Annual Meetings, and expanded virtual professional development offerings. 

Also during the past year, AUPresses reconfigured two staff roles to meet strategic opportunities and support talented professionals in advancing their careers:

Kim Miller was named Director of Operations. She has worked for the Association since 2005, at first supporting a wide range of member and marketing services, then serving as Business Manager since 2017. This new role recognizes her expanded duties as office manager, business manager, and human resources manager, encompassing diverse administrative responsibilities.

Communications Program Manager since 2018, Kate Kolendo was named Membership and Program Communication Manager, reflecting her increased responsibilities for UP Commons, the AUPresses website, and membership and marketing communications.

At this writing, we are delighted to welcome Administrative Coordinator Darshna Patel and Virtual Events Coordinator Alexis Fagan. Fagan’s position recognizes the vital role that virtual events now play in professional development and community engagement in many fields, including scholarly publishing.