Top University Officials Take on New Roles
August 22, 2011 – Three top members of university leadership have transitioned into new roles involving technology, research, finances and safety over the summer.
In addition to their roles as senior vice presidents, Spiros Dimolitsas now serves as chief technology officer and oversees research, Chris Augostini is the university’s new chief operating officer, and Erik Smulson will oversee university safety.
“I wish to express my sincere gratitude to our colleagues for taking on these new responsibilities,” President John J. DeGioia said in a statement to the university community. “I look forward to celebrating their achievements and new roles.”
Dimolitsas previously served as senior vice president and chief administrative officer.
In his new role as senior vice president for research, he will collaborate with leaders across the university to promote research, explore new external research partnerships, secure investments in university-based programs. He also will continue to oversee the Office of Technology Commercialization.
Georgetown’s former senior vice president, chief financial officer and treasurer, Augostini, now will continue to supervise the Office of Financial Affairs and the Investments Office in addition to his new responsibilities for the overall leadership, management and organization of the university’s administrative affairs.
This includes overseeing university facilities and student housing, human resources, faculty and staff benefits, university information services, auxiliary services, internal audit and risk management.
“Chris also will continue to be responsible for coordination of the overall activities of university services in collaboration with and support of the Main Campus, Law Center and Medical Center,” DeGioia added.
Smulson, appointed senior vice president this past May, will continue his leadership over communications, external relations, federal relations and protocol and events. He also will continue his role as senior advisor to the president.
His new responsibilities over university safety include oversight of areas such as public safety, environmental management and emergency management.