Smith, Mount Holyoke Agree to Share
Public Safety Director on Regular Basis
NORTHAMPTON and SOUTH HADLEY, Mass. -- Mount Holyoke and
Smith Colleges, which in December began sharing the position
of director of public safety on an interim basis, have
agreed to make the innovative arrangement a regular one.
The interim arrangement began when Smith hired Paul Ominsky,
public safety director at Mount Holyoke since 1992, as the
interim director of its Office of Public Safety, taking the
place of the retired director, Sharon Rust. Since that time,
Ominsky has divided his time between the two campuses.
"Paul has already proven to be a very capable director," said
Ruth Constantine, vice-president for finance and administration
at Smith. "We are pleased that Mount Holyoke has agreed
to continue our sharing arrangement for the long term."
"This is a promising new model of collaboration between
Smith and Mount Holyoke, and we're both excited about the
possibilities," said Mary Jo Maydew, vice president
for finance and administration at Mount Holyoke.
The ongoing sharing of the public safety director's position
represents the second recent collaborative hiring effort
between the two campuses. In March, Adrianne Andrews, Smith
College's ombudsperson for the past two-and-a-half years,
was named Mount Holyoke's new ombudsperson, and began sharing
her time equally between Northampton and South Hadley.
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