HAVERFORD WELCOMES NEW STAFF
Alison Castel received her B.A. in Spanish and sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an M.S. Ed. in intercultural communication with a concentration in higher education management from the University of Pennsylvania.
Alison has traveled to more than 40 different countries. Her international work experience includes serving as a coordinator for cultural immersion programs in Bolivia, Peru and Ecuador, as a secondary school teacher in Nepal, and as a program representative for an international education study-tour in China. At the University of Pennsylvania, she served as a resident assistant for first-year students and advised international students and scholars.
Alison will be overseeing international programs for the Center for Peace and Global Citizenship, including mentoring students for the summer internship program, arranging individual and group travel, working with faculty who wish to pursue international projects through our programming funds, and managing the Center's web site.
Ryan Johnson is Haverford’s new Director of Advancement Services, in the west wing of Founders’ third floor. Advancement Services is a division of Institutional Advancement, responsible for storing alumni and fundraising information, and for reporting that data to the rest of IA and the college as a whole. As the new director, Ryan will be responsible for overseeing these activities and supervising their proper execution.
Ryan joins us from the Columbia Theological Seminary in Atlanta, where he was the Director of Prospect Research and Information Systems. He is a native of Johnstown, Pennsylvania, however, and says it is “good to be back up North!” He is looking forward to working with the “great people” of Haverford, and hopes to make good use of his technical and interpersonal skills (not to mention his rapier wit) in advancing the College.
Janice Lion received her B.A. in anthropology and women's studies from Franklin and Marshall College.
For the past 10 years, Janice has worked with social justice-oriented nonprofits, most recently as Director of Programs with Greater Philadelphia Cares where she envisioned, developed, and implemented a Social Change Leadership program for emerging civic leaders. She has also completed specialized training, including Facilitative Leadership, Anti-Racism and Coalition Building, Anti-Violence Program, and Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Counseling.
Janice will be overseeing domestic programs for the Center for Peace and Global Citizenship, including mentoring students, advertising and coordinating on-campus events, working with faculty who wish to pursue domestic projects through our programming funds, and managing the production of the Center's bi-annual newsletter, Horizons.