Crystal Arrington
Crystal Arrington (photo: Brian Wilson)

Name: Crystal Arrington.

Position: Coordinator of auxiliary programs and academic records for the graduate program office at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. Coordinating the summer programs for incoming students in the graduate programs in public affairs and public policy. Assisting with the planning of the Wilson School’s Student and Alumni of Color Weekend. Helping with the coordination of student course registration and evaluations.

Quote: “I’m auditing a class at the Wilson School on ‘Leadership Theory and Practice.’ It’s an awesome opportunity for me to get back in the classroom, since I’m interested in going back to school for my master’s in leadership development.”

Other interests: Serving as the secretary of the Association of Black Women in Higher Education. Singing in the choir at Bethel Deliverance International Church in Wyncote, Pa. Spending time with her husband, Michael; their children, 21-year-old Jazmine and 11-year-old Demetrius; and her granddaughter, 2-year-old Saniyah.

Faculty members submit resignations

The following faculty members have submitted their resignations:

Effective Oct. 1, 2008: Joshua Goldstein, professor of sociology and public affairs, to accept a position at the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research.

Effective Jan. 1, 2009: Yigong Shi, the Warner-Lambert/Parke-Davis Professor of Molecular Biology, to accept a position at Tsinghua University.

Effective Feb. 1, 2009: Elizabeth Bergman, assistant professor of music; Helen Tilley, assistant professor of history, to accept a position at the University of London.

Effective Aug. 1, 2009: Jessica Trounstine, assistant professor of politics and public affairs, to accept a position at the University of California-Merced.