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Chancellor taps Bell for
executive assistant post
David A. Bell,
associate provost for
and research and asso-
ciate professor of phi-
losophy at the Uni-
versity of South
has been named exec-
utive assistant to
Chancellor Alfred F.
Hurley. David Bell
Bell also will
serve as associate professor of higher edu-
cation with tenure in the College of
"I am excited about joining the faculty
and administration of the University of
North Texas. I particularly look forward to
working with Chancellor Hurley in build-
ing an even stronger regional and national
reputation for the university," says Bell. "I
have enjoyed being at South Carolina for
16 years, and I look forward to making
new friends and meeting new associates at
Bell, whose duties at South Carolina
included strategic planning and coordinat-
ing of academic affairs within a nine-cam-
pus system, brings some valuable experi-
ence to his new position at UNT, says
"David's strong background in higher
education policy matters will be helpful to
the university as we pursue new opportuni-
ties, especially those brought about by the
University of North Texas Health Science
Center at Fort Worth and our involvement
with the steering committee of a new coali-
tion of urban and metropolitan universi-
ties," says Hurley. "Of course, he will also
be representing the university and my
office in existing outreach efforts in the
Metroplex and throughout Texas."
Bell is married to Dr. Nora K. Bell,
whose appointment as the dean of the
College of Arts and Sciences was con-
firmed by the board of regents in June.
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ON THE COVER: Kristie Wilson, who is earning a master's degree in environmental
science, helped set up UNT's recycling plan.
David Bell served on the academic
advisory board of USC's Center for
Environmental Policy. At USC, he also
served as assistant vice president for insti-
tutional planning and associate dean of the
South Carolina Honors College, which
offers a special academic program for the
university's honors students. He directed
the university's institutional self-study
leading up to its reaccreditation in 1991 by
the Southern Association of Colleges and
Schools. He served as dean for academic
affairs and associate professor of philoso-
phy at USC, Lancaster.
Bell chairs the Council of Public
College and University Presidents'
Committee on Statewide Planning in South
Carolina, and has served as a member of
several SACS Reaffirmation Visiting
Committees, which examine institutional
purpose and effectiveness of colleges and
universities for the Commission on
He has served on the South Carolina
State Government Quality Network since
1991, and is a board member of the South
Carolina Education Assessment Network.
Bell received his bachelor's degree
from St. Lawrence University, Canton,
N.Y.; his master's degree from Miami
University, Oxford, Ohio; and his doctor-
ate in philosophy from the University of
North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
U.S. Dept. of Education
aids UNT graduate work
Through a special program funded by
the U.S. Department of Education, UNT is
trying to increase the number of African-
American and Hispanic students seeking
master's and doctoral degrees by giving
them a preview of the research and schol-
arly activities expected in graduate school.
UNT's Summer Minority Program
brings juniors and seniors from colleges
and universities throughout the nation to
campus for six to eight weeks to be paired
with graduate-student and faculty mentors
in the sociology and accounting depart-
ments and in the Institute of Applied
Sciences. In addition to working on inde-
pendent research projects, the participants
attend seminars on study skills, admissions
tests and other graduate-school concerns.
Thirty-four students participated in
this summer's program.
Dr. Norma Williams, UNT associate
professor of sociology and social work,
says that of the 11 sociology students
involved in the program last summer, six
have decided to enroll in graduate school.
"All the students in the program,
regardless of their majors, become more
attuned to national issues through
research," she says. "That is useful to them
even if they decide not to go to graduate
Massaro steps in as new
assistant dean of students
director of residence
life at Xavier Uni-
versity in Ohio, has
been named assistant
dean of students at
ly served as an area
coordinator for resi-
dence life at the Anne Massaro
University of Ten-
nessee at Knoxville
and at Appalachian State University in
North Carolina. She was a graduate resi-
dent at the University of Georgia and a
housing intern at the College of William
and Mary in Virginia.
Dr. Greg Sawyer, dean of students,
says Massaro has skills in administration
and budget matters that will be vital in her
new role. Her responsibilities will include
directing the student employment office
and managing student discipline.
Massaro received a bachelor's degree
in psychology from the College of William
and Mary and a master's degree in educa-
tion from the University of Georgia.
IRS sponsors course
to recruit investigators
This fall, UNT criminal justice stu-
dents can get an inside view of the Internal
Revenue Service without enduring a tax
audit. The university's Institute of
Criminal Justice is offering a course devel-
oped by the IRS titled "Financial
Investigations: An Approach to Detecting
and Resolving Crimes."
The course was designed as a way to
attract more students to the financial inves-
tigation specialty. It covers historical back-
ground, as well as theoretical approaches
to solving financial crimes. Histories of
cases, such as the Pete Rose tax evasion
case, are studied, along with the investiga-
tions of Chicago gangster Al Capone and
the Lindbergh kidnapping. Such crimes as
money laundering, insider trading and
bank fraud are approached from a finan-
Vernon Hampton, a certified fraud
investigator with the Fort Worth office of
the IRS, is teaching the course under the
direction of Dr. John Holman, UNT asso-
ciate professor and director of the criminal
"I've been in the service for 30 years
now, and a side benefit to this should be
recruitment," Hampton says. "We often go
out to campuses on career days, and what
we find is that many criminal justice
majors would not be qualified to work for
us because they have no background in
accounting or financial investigations. We
hope this course can change that."
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