Summer was a busy time for moving, as the Krieger School saw some key changes in its administration.
New in finance: In August, Frederick W. Puddester, formerly the univer-sity's executive director of budget and financial planning, took on the role of senior asso-ciate dean for finance and administration for the Krieger School.
Puddester replaced M. Kathryn "Kitty" Lauer, who retired after 18 years in the role and some 37 years at Hopkins. Lauer was responsible for the overall fiscal and administrative management of the school.
Lauer will continue to work with the Dean's Office on a number of projects, including the renovation of Gilman Hall. Taking over where she left off, Puddester brings nearly 30 years of experience in budget and fiscal planning, including 21 years in Maryland state government-four of them as secretary of the Department of Budget and Man-agement. Puddester had been the uni-versity's chief budget officer since 2000, preparing and monitoring the university's more than $3 billion budget and collaborating with div-isional deans and directors on its annual five-year financial plan. Since July 1, Puddester has also served as chairman of the Mary-land Stadium Authority, a post to which he was appointed by Gov. Martin O'Malley.
New in development: Sylvia Eggleston Wehr began as associate dean for external affairs in July. Wehr, who succeeded William Kotti (and followed Rob Spiller's deft interim leadership of the school's fundraising operation), joined the Krieger School from a successful tenure as associate dean for external affairs at the Bloomberg School of Public Health. There, she led a record-setting fundraising effort over the past two decades and built a widely respected organization in support and promotion of Bloomberg's faculty, students, and alumni. She also served as overall manager of the school's website and as managing editor of its award-winning magazine, Johns Hopkins Public Health.
New in research and graduate education: Psychological and Brain Sciences Professor Gregory Ball is the new special assistant to the dean of research and graduate education, a vantage point from which he'll work with Eaton Lattman and James B. Knapp Dean Adam Falk on special projects. An award-winning academic adviser, Ball chairs the committee for the undergraduate neuroscience program and co-directs its David S. Olton Behavioral Biology program.