Patricia E. Askew, director of admissions and records, has been named interim vice chancellor for student affairs at the UI, effective Aug. 21, subject to approval by the board of trustees. She succeeds Stanley R. Levy, who has served in the position since 1979. "Pat Askew has served students exceptionally well as director of admissions and records, and I am grateful for her willingness to serve as interim vice chancellor for student affairs. I am looking forward to working with her," said UI Chancellor Michael Aiken. "Because student involvement will be so important in the search process, the search will not begin in earnest until classes resume in the fall," Aiken said. The vice chancellor search will be nationwide and will include several student members as well as faculty and staff. Askew will be chief student affairs officer for a campus of 35,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students. Her responsibilities will include the Housing Division, McKinley Health Center, Illini Union, Counseling Center, Division of Campus Recreation, and Career Services Center, and the offices of International Student Affairs, Minority Student Affairs, Student Financial Aid and Student Judicial Affairs. "I consider it an honor to serve the campus in this function," Askew said. "It is a rare opportunity to be involved in the recruitment of students and to be involved in the process of helping students succeed. I am eager to work hand-in-hand with members of student affairs in achieving our mutual goals." Martha Moore, associate director of admissions, will become acting director of admissions. Other associate directors will continue to have responsibility for student data systems, transcripts, registration, grade-reporting and the Satellite Admissions Office in Chicago. Askew joined the Office of Admissions and Records staff in 1974. In 1978, she was named assistant director for admissions processing, and in 1981, associate director for admissions. In 1988 she became director of the Office of Admissions and Records, directing the operations of 130 employees responsible for student recruitment, admissions and maintenance of student records. A native of Danville, Ky., Askew earned two degrees from the University of Illinois: a bachelor's degree in the teaching of social science in 1969, and a master's of business administration in 1981. She is a trustee of the American College Testing Corp. and has been a member of the Presidential Scholars Review Committee, National Merit Scholarship Selection Committee and Council on Undergraduate Education.