by Ward Mullens, Published June 15, 2010
YPSILANTI - The Eastern Michigan University Board of Regents approved 25 new staff appointments at its regular meeting June 15.
Of the 25 appointments, 10 are female and 15 are male. Demographics of the total group include 19 Caucasians (76 percent), three African Americans (12 percent) and three of Asian descent (12 percent).
Those being appointed include:
Sharreen Boone, of Ypsilanti, director of benefits program. Boone has served as deputy director of employee services for Wayne County Airport Authority since 2004. From 2000-2002, she was the commissioner of accounts for the City of Cleveland. She received her master’s degree in human resources from Central Michigan University and her bachelor’s degree in business administration from Kent State University.
Amy Collins, of Columbia, Missouri, psychologist, counseling and psychological services. Collins was a psychology resident (with provisional licensure) at the University of Missouri Student Health Center during 2009. She served in an accredited pre-doctoral internship at the University of Missouri Counseling Center from 2008-2009. She has served in similar positions at Texas A&M and Sam Houston State universities. She received her doctorate and master’s degree in counseling psychology from Texas A&M and her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Emporia State University.
Latisha Cunningham, of Belleville, human resources analyst, office of diversity. Cunningham has served as a graduate assistant in training and professional development at EMU since 2009. She served a staffing and consulting internship at DTE Energy in 2008. She received her master’s degree in human resources and organizational development and her bachelor’s degree business administration from Eastern Michigan University.
Scott Gilbert, of Springboro, Ohio, director of purchasing. Gilbert was the director of business services for Miamisburg City Schools from 2006-2010. From 2000-2006 he was the director of purchasing at Xavier University. He received his bachelor’s degree in business administration and organizational leadership from Xavier University.
Carol Huarng, of Northville, information systems specialist, business systems support. Huarng was a business systems amalyst for Alliance Polymers and Services from 2009-2010. From 2007-2009, she was an ITM specialist for Chrysler Financial Services. She received her bachelor’s degree in computer science from the University of Akron.
Jerry Krempa, Grosse Ile, accountant/analyst, financial operations. Krempa was a contract enployee assigned to General Motors from 2003-2008. He served as a consultant for Lake City Forge, Inc., from 2001-2003. He received his bachelor’s degree in business management and accoutning from Eastern Michigan University.
Christopher LaRusso, of Angola, Michigan, associate director, admissions. LaRusso was the assistant vice president and product manager for MT&T Bank in Buffalo, N.Y. from 2008-2010 and banking officer there from 2005-2008. From 2002-2005, he was the associate director of admissions at Saint Bonaventure University in New York. He received his MBA from State University of New York College of Technology at Utica Rome and his bachelor’s degree in history from St. Bonaventure University.
Jessica Nietrzeba, of Erie, assistant director of advancement activities, alumni relations. Nietrzeba has served in several positions for the EMU Athletic Department from 2006 to the present. She was an undergraduate intern, a graduate assistant and development assistant. From 2003-2006, she worked at the computer lab help desk at Siena Heights University. She received her master’s degree in sports management from EMU and her bachelor’s degree in sports management from Siena Heights.
Blair Wagner, of Charleston, South Carolina, assistant strength and conditioning coach, athletics. Wagner was the assistant strength and conditioning coach for The Citadel from 2007-2010. He served in the same position for the College of Charleston in 2007. He received his master’s degree in exercise and sports science from The Citadel and his bachelor’s degree in health promotion from the University of Wyoming.
James Byrd, of Rives Junction, custodian, custodial services
Mark Gentry, of Ypsilanti, custodian, custodial services
Robertta Goffeney, of Berkley, administrative secretary, provost’s office
Nicholas Grabiec, of Belleville, custodian, custodial services
Gregg Huxley, of Ypsilanti, custodian, custodial services
Tim Linderman, of Willis, custodian, custodial services
Ryan Moro, of Rochester, police dispatcher, public safety
Durjon Morris, of Detroit, dining services, production kitchen
Jeffrey Perry, of Ypsilanti, custodian, custodial services
Mei Shan, of Ann Arbor, study interventionist, school of nursing
Colleen Shanks, of Chelsea, secretary, diversity programs
Candice Thacker, of Ypsilanti, custodian, custodial services
Allen Vasher, of Ypsilanti, custodian, custodial services
Andrew White, of Ypsilanti, custodian, custodial services
Jennifer Williams, of Ypsilanti, police dispatcher, public safety
Robert Zaremba, of Livonia, police dispatcher, public safety