will chair the Ath- letic Council, a panel representing students, staff, alumni and the Educational Foun- dation Inc., which advises John Swof- ford ' 71, director of athletics, on issues John P. Evans ranging frOI11 ticket prices to retiring play- ers' jerseys. "With this appointment I honor the request of Dick Hiskey to step down after eight years ofpioneering service in a position [ view as critical to the academic interests of the faculty," Hardin said. "Our recent progress is a tribute to the work of Dick Hiskey and the enlightened leadership of our department ofathletics. I am very proud of the high standards and integrity that have always been hallmarks of our program.." Evans, a three-year veteran of the Fac- ulty COl11m.ittee on Athletics, will attend the January NCAA convention in San Diego with Hardin, Swofford and Hiskey. "A lot has happened in Carolina athlet- ics over the past six or eight years," Hiskey said. "[ have really enjoyed work.ing with the people in the athletics department. They're a quality group, and we're lucky to have such quality coaches."
A recent accomplishment that Hiskey
called a sign of progress is the creation ofa
faculty-run database to track the academic
pelfofmance of all student-athletes, whose
graduation rate typically is as good or bet-
ter than the student body at large.
LOWMAN NAMED TO
R ESEARCH POST
Robert P. Lowman, director ofthe Office of Research Services, has been named to the new post of
associate vice chancellor for research at
The change will eA'Pand Lowman's role
by aJJowing more time to initiate projects
and work directly with faculty members
while continuing to manage the Office
of Research Services, said Thomas J.
Meyer, vice chancellor for research and
"One intent of the associate vice chan-
cellor position is to increase policy partici-
pation," Lowman said. "We needed an
ind.ividual increasingly involved in research
policy deliberations who was also familiar
with the day-to-day nunagen'lent ofthe
Office of Research Services."
Research services works plimarily with
faculty members who are applying for
research and training funds available from
state, federal and
FOR M ID-YEAR
More than 1,200 undergraduate, graduate and professional stu- dents were honored at the
University's first full-scale mid-year Com-
mencement on Dec. 18. The formal exer-
cises replaced the less formal recognition
ceremony held in previous years.
Jane Brown, faculty chair, delivered the
graduation address at the ceremony, which
was held at the Dean E. Smith Center.
The graduates wore traditional caps and
REGINA OLIVER ' 75 ASSUMES EDITORSHIP OF THE ALUMNI REVIEW
With this expanded version of the Carolina Alumni Review,
Regina W . Oliver ' 75 assumes
editorship of the 83-year-old alumni
publication. She succeeds Westy
Fenhagen ' 46, who retired Dec. 19
after serving as alumni editor
HI am excited to be returning to
Chapel Hill and honored to be
entrusted with the editorship of this
publication," Oliver said. u The
Carolina Alumni Review owes a great
deal to its dedicated staff, and I look
forward to working with the talented
individuals who have been associated
with the General Alumni Association's publications over the years.
"My background is as both a
writer and an editor," Oliver said,
"and as such I view Carolina as the
perfect 'beat' with an incredible mix
of stories to share, from examples of
cutting-edge research to innovative
scholarship. But Carolina's impact is
wide-ranging, both in terms of its hi
story and in how its alumni are creating change and making contributions
around the world, and these stories
have a place in these pages as well."
Oliver returns to Chapel Hill from
Raleigh, where she has served for the
past three years as senior editor at
North Carolina Magazine, a business
monthly published by N.C. Citizens
for Business and Industry. Oliver, 41,
a native of High Point, majored in
journalism at the University.
Oliver is president of the Journal-
ism Alumni and Friends Association
(JAFA), a national alumni organiza-
tion that works to support the Uni-
versity's School of Journalism and
Oliver has 17 years of experience
with North Carolina publications,
including assignments with The
(Raleigh) News & Observer, Triangle
Business magazine and The Doily
Times-News of Burlington.
"We are delighted to have as our
new alumni editor a journalist who
has served with such distinction with
a number of North Carolina publica-tions," GAA President Douglas S.
Dibbert ' 70 said. "Regina Oliver has
the journalism experience, interpersonal skills and motivation to be an
outstanding alumni editor."
HOver the course of six issues
each year," Oliver said, "the Carolina
Alumni Review intends to keep alive
the connection between Carolina
Regill Q ltv. OlilJcr ' 75
and the people who have been a part
of this place, to weave together the
stories that can serve to remind us
all of exactly why this University is so
special-and why it's so important."
Her husband, Ted Oliver ' 79 (JD),
is a partner in the Raleigh law firm of
Manning, Fulton and Skinner.
CAROLINA ALUMNI R EVIEW