Tuskegee University adds four new directors to university staff


TUSKEGEE, Ala. (February15, 2013) —Tuskegee University President Gilbert L. Rochon has announced several new additions to the university’s staff. The hires include a new human




resources director as well as a culinary service director. 

Tracy E. Boleware, has been appointed director of the Office of Communications, Public Relations and Marketing. She comes to Tuskegee University with more than 20 years of strategic communications experience having provided diversity marketing and communications counsel to Fortune 500 companies including Microsoft, MGM Mirage and State Farm. Most recently, she served as vice president of the Black Executive Exchange Program with the National Urban League. As director of marketing, communications and public relations, Boleware is responsible for developing sound strategies, plans and tactics that will result in consistently reinforcing the view of Tuskegee University as an outstanding and highly competitive institution.

Dr. Nydia Caro, has been appointed director of Health Careers Advisement and Testing. Previously, she worked for PASS program (USMLE review course) as an instructor and tutor for six years and as an appeal manager for Accretive Health. She will work with testing skills in all health career programs and identify strengths and weaknesses of all the programs in preparing students for license and/or board exams.

Ruby R. McMullen, has been named as human resources director. She has 20 years experience as a human resources administrator in public, private, non-profit, and government sectors, including university level educational institutions. Previously, she was a human resources director/senior business partner for Portfolio Recovery Associates in Hampton, Va. Her current responsibilities include oversight for compliance and strategic leadership in the implementation of quality-based, integrated human resources programs for all faculty and staff in a manner consistent with the university's vision, mission and values.

Pamela Sparks-Smith, is now director of culinary services. She has 30 years of experience in the food service industry and previously worked for Marriott Corporation, Sodexo-Marriott and Sodexo. Her experience and responsibilities includes every aspect of the food service business including administration, catering, operations, production as well as general manager.

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