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Cox, Kruger add duties as Van Etten takes leave to head SHS

STANFORD -- Stanford University President Gerhard Casper on Wednesday, April 13, announced administrative rearrangements distributing the duties of the chief financial officer as Peter Van Etten takes a leave of absence from that post to serve as interim CEO of Stanford Health Systems and Stanford University Hospital.

Effective May 2, Geoffrey Cox, vice provost for institutional planning, will add "and financial affairs" to his title and the accompanying responsibilities to his portfolio. Reporting to Cox will be the Controller's Office, headed by Joanne Coville; Facilities, by Kemel Dawkins; Business Information Systems Applications, by David Koehler; and Associate Provost for Facilities Planning Jacqueline Wender.

Charles Kruger, vice provost and dean of research, will take over the reporting lines for the Office of Government Cost and Rate Studies, directed by Reed Brimhall; Office of Technology Licensing, by Katharine Ku; the Sponsored Projects Office, by Fred Bentley; and the Compliance Support Office, by Ann George.

Brimhall will retain a dotted reporting line to Van Etten, who will continue to lead Stanford's dealings with the federal government on indirect costs.

Casper will take over the reporting line from the Internal Audit Office, directed by Glen Mueller, and Provost Condoleezza Rice the line from David Neuman, university architect and director of planning.

Cox came to Stanford in the fall of 1992 from the University of Chicago, where he was director of financial planning and budget, and associate provost. There, he directed a staff that developed, administered and monitored the university's consolidated, operating and capital budgets; assisted in the administration of academic policy issues and faculty affairs; supervised the graduate financial aid office; and, for the last two years, was acting director of continuing education. He also taught part-time in Chicago's undergraduate college.

Kruger was named to his current post Jan. 1, 1993. A professor of mechanical engineering who joined the Stanford faculty in 1962, he has been chair of the Faculty Senate , senior associate dean of the School of Engineering and director of the High Temperature Gasdynamics Laboratory.

Casper announced Monday, April 11, that Van Etten would take a leave of absence from his CFO post to serve as interim chief executive officer of the hospital and of Stanford Health Systems.

SHS is a new corporate entity designed to unify the patient-care operations of the Stanford Medical Center currently conducted by the Stanford University Hospital and the Faculty Practice Program of the Stanford School of Medicine. The consolidation, with a target operational date of Sept. 1 following pending approvals, is designed to enable Stanford to respond effectively to changes in the health-care marketplace.



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