Roskiewicz named assistant to president

August 10, 2012  |  Media Contact: Mark Nickel |  401-863-1638
Kimberly O. Roskiewicz - Assistant to the President
Kimberly O. Roskiewicz Assistant to the President
Kimberly O. Roskiewicz, currently associate dean for operations at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University, has been named assistant to the president at Brown University. Roskiewicz will begin her duties Aug. 27, 2012.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — Kimberly O. Roskiewicz, currently associate dean for operations at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University, has been named assistant to the president at Brown University. Roskiewicz will begin her work at Brown Monday, Aug. 27, 2012.

“Kim has worked closely with me for many years,” said Brown President Christina Paxson, “and I am delighted that she will be bringing her talent and skills to College Hill.” Paxson was dean of the Woodrow Wilson School when she was appointed 19th president of Brown.

In her new position, Roskiewicz will have primary responsibility for managing the Office of the President. Her duties will include:

  • serving as a liaison to various University constituencies, including faculty, students, staff, parents, and selected external organizations;
  • representing the president, as requested, on University committees and at events;
  • advising the president and drafting written communications and speeches, briefings, and research materials regarding specified issues and priorities;
  • serving as staff liaison for the Cabinet, consulting with senior officers to establish agendas, and ensuring that decisions made at Cabinet meetings are communicated and implemented;
  • supervising the office staff and providing oversight responsibility for the president’s schedule and travel agenda.

“In addition to her experience and knowledge of higher education, Kim is known as a collaborative and highly valued colleague by all who have worked with her,” Paxson said.

Kimberly O. Roskiewicz

A graduate of the University of Rochester (B.A., health and society, 1993), Roskiewicz earned master’s degrees in public health (M.P.H., 1994) and business (M.B.A., 1999) at Boston University. She began working in health administration, first at the Boston University School of Medicine (1994–99) and then as business manager for the Heart Institute at Albany Medical Center in Albany, N.Y.

In 2002 she moved to Princeton University, beginning a decade of service at the Woodrow Wilson School. As assistant dean for administration, she served as the school’s liaison for human resources, managed administrative procedures, and served on committees for human resources and information technology. Later named assistant, then associate dean for operations, she was responsible for human resources, grant administration, financial operations, stewardship of endowments, space planning, and direct supervision of administrative department heads.

Roskiewicz and her husband Ed have two daughters, ages 6 and 7. They are moving to Barrington.

“I am thrilled to be joining the Brown community, and look forward to learning all about the University,” Roskiewicz said. “It will be a pleasure to continue working with President Paxson, and I am very appreciative of the opportunity to join her senior staff.”

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