In Brief: July-August 2003


    • B. Hofler Milam, former senior vice president, chief operating officer, and chief financial officer at QualChoice of North Carolina, is Duke’s new vice president for financial services. He oversees an array of accounting, analytical, and financial-reporting services for the Duke community, working closely with senior administrators and managers across the campus.

    • Kemel Dawkins is vice president for campus services, effective in August. He was associate vice president for facilities at Yale University. As vice president for campus services, he will assume a new role that combines portions of the former Office of Auxiliary Services with facilities-management operations that range from dining services to road maintenance.

  • Kristina M. Johnson, among the pioneers of applications of liquid crystals, including micro displays for high-definition projection television, and dean of Duke’s Pratt School of Engineering, was inducted into the Women in Technology International (WITI) Hall of Fame. WITI, a global organization dedicated to advancing women in technology careers, established the Hall of Fame in 1996 to recognize outstanding women for their research contributions and achievements. Johnson earned her bachelor’s, master’s, and Ph.D. degrees from Stanford University, specializing in holography. She came to Duke in 1999, the first woman dean of the Pratt School of Engineering in the school’s sixty-year history.

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