Editor appoints 3 to top Observer posts
By NELLIE WILLIAMS
Noreen Gillespie has been rehired as Managing Editor of The Observer for the 2001-2002 school year, Editor in Chief Mike Connolly announced Thursday. Bob Woods and Kerry Smith were also chosen as Business Manager and Assistant Managing Editor, respectively.
Gillespie, a sociology and political science major at Saint Mary's, served as Managing Editor for the 2000-2001 school year. She previously served as Saint Mary's Editor in 1999-2000, and worked as an intern at The Connecticut Post in Bridgeport, Conn., this summer.
"Noreen has proven to be a invaluable asset to this newsroom," Connolly said. "She is an excellent leader who consistently makes intelligent decisions."
Gillespie will be responsible for managing editorial decisions at the paper and overseeing all editorial staff.
"Working with this year's editorial board and their staffs has been one of the most rewarding experiences I have had at The Observer," the junior from Sandy Hook, Conn. said.
Woods, a sophomore from Springfield Pa., served as the controller for The Observer in 2000-2001.
He is an accounting major and a Management Information Systems minor. He will be in charge of payroll and budgeting for The Obserer.
Smith, a junior government and CAPP major, served as sports editor for the 2000-2001 school year and will assist Gillespie with all editorial decisions as well as working closely with new writers and training staff members.
"I have enjoyed my term as Sports Editor and I am eager to work with the newspaper in a different capacity," the junior from Kennebunk, Maine said.
Gillespie, Woods and Smith will assume their positions after spring break.
All News Stories for Friday, February 9, 2001