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FSILG Coordinator Leaves after a Week

By Krista L. Niece
News Editor

Serving one of the shortest stints of an MITadministrator in recent memory, Barbara Treadway resigned Feb. 9, one week after accepting a newly created position as coordinator of fraternities, sororities, and independent living groups here at MIT.

Treadway's responsibilities were to include assisting in sorority rush and exploring new ways the administration could help the ILGs.

The new administrative position will probably not be filled again until the end of the semester.

Treadway submitted her resignation last Tuesday, according to Assistant Dean of Residence Life and Student Life Programs Neal H. Dorow. The decision was made after her fianc received a job offer in their former home of Omaha, Nebraska.

RLSLP left short-handed

The new administrative position vacated by Treadway was in the RLSLP Office.

Former Panhellenic Council President Lisa A. Mittelstadt '00, who assisted with the search for candidates, said that a replacement will almost certainly be sought. "Neal needs that position to be filled,"she said.

Dorow had said in an earlier interview that he hoped Treadway's addition to the staff would give the office the "opportunity to concentrate on some areas" that have previously been neglected.

Treadway planned to work closely with Panhellenic and Women's Conference groups.

She was expected to work on issues such as the ILG resident advisor program, risk management, and rush.

Replacement unlikely until fall

Mittelstadt, who spoke with Dean of Student Life Margaret Bates on the issue, said that the office plans to look into hiring another candidate that they had interviewed before accepting Treadway.

"Reopening the [candidate] search takes a lot of time," and involves a lot of technicalities, Mittelstadt said. Adding this to the difficulty of relocating a school official in the middle of term, Mittelstadt does not expect a new administrator to arrive until the end of the semester at the earliest, "unless there's a miracle."

Before coming to MIT, Treadway was Greek and Leadership Advisor at the University of Omaha, Nebraska. This included residential Greek organizations as well as organizations such as Order of Omega greek honor society. She also dealt with leadership programs on campus.