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Stanford Report, June 4, 2003

Comings and goings

Thom Massey, assistant dean of the Graduate Life Office, has been named associate dean and multicultural educator, effective July 1. The position is a joint appointment by the Dean of Students Office and Residential Education.

Massey received a bachelor's degree in psychology in 1969 and a master's in administration and policy analysis in 1972, both from Stanford. He has served as director of student activities, associate dean and director of campus affairs, student affairs officer in the office of the dean of the School of Humanities and Sciences, and special assistant for administration and public relations in the Office for Multicultural Development. Massey also has worked as an institutional planner in multiculturalism at the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education at the University of Colorado-Boulder.

Catherine O'Brien, director of video program development in University Communications, has been appointed to head Stanford Video, a newly constituted unit that will serve the university community by providing video program development and production in a single location. Its services include capturing live events for broadcast or radio, providing live video for Stanford football games and other athletic events, broadcasting interviews of faculty experts to national networks and partnering with KTEH in San Jose to produce programming for PBS. In addition, the group consults with faculty members whose work can be conveyed on video and then distributed and marketed through national vendors.

O'Brien is a former host of a television magazine program and an award-winning producer who ran her own production company in New Hampshire. She has created several profitable video lines during her tenure at the Stanford Alumni Association and within Media Solutions. "Forgive for Good," a program she recently produced featuring Frederic Luskin of the Stanford Forgiveness Project, is currently airing on PBS stations nationwide.