FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 20, 2007
Contact: K.E. Schwab
SRU grad joins University of Hawaii-Hilo as vice chancellor
SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Debra Fitzsimons, who earned a master of science in administration in public administration from Slippery Rock University in 1991, was named to the post of vice chancellor for administrative affairs at the University of Hawaii-Hilo, effective Aug 1.
Prior to joining UH-H, Fitzsimons served since 2005 as vice president of administrative affairs and chief business officer for the Southwestern Community College District in San Diego, Calif., where she oversaw an $85 million operating budget, $14 million in special revenue funds and $56 million in local bond funding.
Fitzsimons earned a bachelor of arts from Pennsylvania State in 1988 and her doctorate in education administrative policy studies from the University of Pittsburgh in 1994.
Slippery Rock University is Pennsylvania's premier public residential university. Slippery Rock University provides students with a comprehensive learning experience that intentionally combines academic instruction with enhanced educational and learning opportunities that make a positive difference in their lives.