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Cynthia Hatcher

Chair's Assistant, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Develops, implements, and manages procedures for the administration and operation of the Office of the Chair for the Department of Computer and Data Sciences and the Department of Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering

Office: 321 Glennan
Phone Number: (216) 368-2802
Fax Number: (216) 368-6888
University Location Code (mail stop): 7071

Job Description

Cynthia provides support and manages the multiple internal and external associations and relationships between the chair of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science with other entities, including the dean’s office of the engineering school, the academic and administrative units of the university, the students, the faculty, and external national and international organizations, including other academic institutions, funding agencies, professional societies, industry and community organizations. Cynthia also is responsible for the business administration and operation of the department and its faculty and staff.

Key Job Functions

  • Manages the chair’s schedule and calendar, including arranging meetings, teleconferences and other engagements
  • Maintains department files and prepares correspondence and reports for the chair
  • Prepares appointment, promotion, tenure and faculty review documentation for the department, as well as faculty annual reviews
  • Provides support for faculty and staff recruitment
  • Organizes and plans department faculty meetings, and maintains and distributes meeting minutes
  • Provides support for seminars
  • Updates department website
  • Uses electronic media to communicate departmental functions and events with students
  • Authorizes routine department expenditures, prepares or assists in preparing budgets, reconciles monthly expense statements and provides budget reports
  • Processes travel reimbursement requests of faculty and graduate students